A great doughfor making gingerbread people for the holidays. – Submitted byDana Hunter.
Recipe: Decorated Spice Cookies
4 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon,ginger, nutmeg, salt, allspice and cloves until blended.
Beat butter and sugar in another largebowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. If usingan electric mixer, reduce speed to low and gradually add flourmixture, beating after each addition until well blended. Dividedough into thirds. Shape each portion into a ball and flatteninto 1-inch thick rounds. Wrap dough ‘disks’ in plastic and refrigerate1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
On a lightly floured surface, roll onedisk at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into desiredshapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch aparton ungreased cookie sheets. Chill and re-roll scraps.
Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are goldenon undersides and edges are just starting to brown. Cool completelyon sheet on wire rack. Ice and decorate as desired.
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Makes 50 cookies.
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