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If you’re looking for a way to keep the kids busy this holiday season, why not bake some gingerbread cookies? This is a great way to get the whole family in the kitchen! Here is a great recipe for delicious gingerbread cookies the whole family is sure to love!
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3 cups of flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter, softened
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup molasses
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla – mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness on a lightly floured work surface. Cut into desired shape with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes on rack then remove completely. Decorate cookies when completely cooled. Serve & enjoy!