Grandpa's Gingerbread Cookies
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You will need:
1 stick butter - softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup molasses/treacle
1 large egg yolk
2 cups all purpose flour
Colored frosting to decorate
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until
creamy and smooth.
Beat in ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice and baking soda
Beat in molasses and yolk. On low speed, beat in flour.
Divide dough in half, wrap and chill until firm.
Heat oven to 350F. Roll half the dough at a time on a well floured
surface to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut with floured cookie cutters. Transfer with spatula to ungreased cookie
Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets
aprox 1 minute than transfer to racks.
Decorate as desired and enjoy!
TIP: To decorate you could use cookie cutters in the shape of people
to make gingerbread men. Or if you're feeling really creative try cutting
the gingerbread into the shape of the Rugrats characters using a knife instead.
But get an adult to help you with this. Then you can use colored frosting
to add their clothes!