Gingerbread Cookies

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Yum! Learn how to make your own soft chewy gingerbread cookies! This scrumptious recipe is a family favorite in our home. We thought, in the spirit of the holiday season, we’d share it with you!
gingerbread-cookies
You’ll Need:

  • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 c. shortening
  • 1 1/2 c. dark molasses
  • 2/3 c. cold water
  • 7 c. all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking Soda
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a large bowl combine the first 4 ingredients, mixing well. Add remaining ingredients, stirring well. Dough will be quite heavy. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Divide dough into 1/4’s, roll each quarter section out on a floured surface. Rolled dough should be about 1/4″ thick.
Carefully place each section on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F

While it’s baking, mix up the frosting!

Remove from Oven, Cool on cooling rack, frost as desired.

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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