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fast track gingerbread cookies

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a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Found this easy recipe on a bag of Domino Sugar and just in time for Christmas. This is a great way to spend time with the little ones, making (and eating) gingerbread men! Photo:

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serves Makes about 8 dozen
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fast track gingerbread cookies

  • 1 box
    (1 lb.) dark brown sugar
  • 3 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 c
  • 2 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 6 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp

How To Make fast track gingerbread cookies

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter with an electric mixer. Add molasses. Then add eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl with each addition.
  • 2
    In a second large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to the brown sugar mixture by hand until a thick dough forms. Divide the dough into four parts, wrapping each with plastic wrap.
  • 3
    On a floured surface, roll out one portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes and place on a baking sheet 1-inch apart. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely before removing cookies from pan. Decorate as desired.
  • 4
    NOTE: Dough can be frozen up to 3 months.