Ginger Bread Christmas Cookies
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- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup light molasses or corn syrup
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 3/4 tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 6 cups flour
Heat the sugar, molasses, and butter in a large saucepan over low heat. After the butter melts, cool mixture. Stir in cream, ginger, baking soda, and flour. Let dough stand overnight.
Preheat oven to 400*. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each piece very thin. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake cookies on greased cookie sheets for 5 to 7 min. Cool on a rack. Makes 7-8 doz.
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