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Christmas Cookie Recipes

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By Robert J. Matthews

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Gingerbread Cookies

3 1⁄4 cups flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg 1⁄4 tsp cloves 3⁄4 cup butter, softened 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1⁄2 cup molasses 1 tsp baking soda Additional sugar for decorating

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Instructions:

In a bowl, mix together flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves; set aside.

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In another large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg, molasses and baking soda.

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3

Gradually stir in dry ingredients. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate 2 hours.

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4

Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough to 1⁄4 inch thickness and cut into shapes.

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5

Bake 8 to 10 minutes until firm. Decorate with colored sugar once cool.

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