Cookbook:Crispy Gingerbread Cookies

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Crispy Gingerbread Cookies
CategoryCookie recipes
Servings5.5 dozen 4.5-inch cookies
TimePrep: 15 minutes
Baking: 15 minutes

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This recipe makes crispy gingerbread cookies that are used for gingerbread men. To keep the cookies crisp, store them in an air-tight container. They can be decorated with royal icing.


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  1. Pour sugar, molasses, spices, and salt into large saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
  3. Add the baking soda and butter and stir until butter melts.
  4. Quickly stir in egg, and then add flour. Mix well.
  5. Chill for several hours until firm enough to roll.
  6. Preheat oven to 325 °F (170 °C).
  7. Roll out until thin on lightly-floured surface.
  8. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes at 325 °F (170 °C) and cool on racks.