Gingerbread Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 5 Dozen
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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon ginger
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon nutmeg
1 Teaspoon cloves
1 Teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsulphured molasses
1 Large egg -- lightly beaten

Preparation / Directions:

1. Combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves> and salt in a bowl. 2. Heat the butter, sugar and molasses in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Remove from heat. 3. Pour this into the dry ingredients and stir. Add egg; stir until smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes. 4. Divide the dough in half. While it still warm, roll each half of the dough to 1/8 inch thick between 2 sheets of wax paper. 5. Refrigerate on cookie sheets for at least 1 hour or overnight. 6. Preheat the oven to 350F. 7. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Remove the wax paper and cut the dough with 2-inch cookie cutters. Transfer the cutouts to the prepared cookie sheets. 8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Decorate if desired.


Nutritional Information:

2952 Calories (kcal); 191g Total Fat; (57% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 301g Carbohydrate; 684mg Cholesterol; 5330mg Sodium

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