Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup(s) sugar

  2. 1/2 cup(s) light molasses

  3. 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground ginger

  4. 1 teaspoon(s) ground allspice

  5. 1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon

  6. 1 teaspoon(s) ground cloves

  7. 2 teaspoon(s) baking soda

  8. 1/2 cup(s) (1 stick)

  9. margarine or butter , cut into chunks

  10. 1 large egg , beaten

  11. 3 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour

  12. Ornamental Frosting , (see direction step 5)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat sugar, molasses, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in baking soda (mixture will foam up in the pan). Stir in margarine or butter until melted. With fork, stir in egg, then flour.

  2. On floured surface, knead dough until mixed. Divide dough in half; wrap half in plastic wrap and set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. With floured rolling pin, roll remaining half of dough slightly thinner than 1/4 inch. With floured 3- to 4-inch assorted cookie cutters, cut dough into cookies; reserve trimmings. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, on ungreased cookie sheet. Reroll trimmings and cut out more cookies.

  4. Bake cookies 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. When cookies are cool, prepare


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