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Honey-Gingerbread Cookies

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“Martha Stewart, December 2007 These are great for for gingerbread men and houses! Martha says, "These gingerbread cookies include a generous amount of honey, which gives them a pale golden color and a mildly sweet flavor."”
READY IN:
1hr 40mins
YIELD:
6 dozen men
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses. Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Divide dough into 3 portions, and and wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a floured piece of parchment, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Slide dough and parchment onto baking sheets, and freeze for 15 minutes. (This makes the dough much easier to work with).
  4. Add a little flour to your cookie cutters and cut out desired shapes. Be sure to clean off the edges of the cutter after each application. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets, and freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. Bake cookies for 6 minutes. Remove sheets from oven, and tap them firmly on counter to flatten cookies. Return to oven, rotating sheets, and bake until crisp but not darkened, 6 to 8 minutes more. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.
  6. Let cookies stand at room temperature until set, at least 2 hours or overnight.

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