How to Make Basic Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

How to Make Basic Gingerbread Cookie Recipe - This is our most basic gingerbread cookie recipe. We have many others to choose from.

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* 1/2 cups flour
* 1tsp baking soda
* 1tsp salt
* 1tsp nutmeg
* 3tsp ginger
* 2sp cinnamon
* 1tsp cloves
* 1 cup shortening
* 1 cup sugar (fine white)
* 1 1/2 cups molasses (dark unsulfured)
* 2 eggs

Method: Stir together flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Melt shortening in saucepan large enough for mixing dough. Add sugar, molasses, and eggs, and mix well. Gradually stir in 3/4 of the flour mixture.

Work in remaining flour mixture with hands. Divide dough into thirds for easier handling. Roll dough on wax paper or parchment, cut out, and bake at 350F for 15 minutes or until done.