Gingerbread Cutout Cookies
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What you'll need
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3/4 cup
Unsulphured molasses
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1 cup
brown sugar (dark)
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3/4 cup
Unsalted Butter
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1 Large Egg
1 teaspoon
Vanilla extract
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4 cups
All-purpose flour
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2 teaspoons
Ground Ginger
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1 1/2 teaspoons
Baking Soda
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1 1/2 teaspoons
Ground Cinnamon
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3/4 teaspoon
Ground Cloves
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1/4 teaspoon
Kosher Salt
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1/8 teaspoon
Ground Nutmeg
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Royal Icing
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In a stand mixer, cream room temperature unsalted butter (cut into tablespoons) and brown sugar until fluffy (about 1-2 mins on medium speed)
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Add 1 large egg, 3/4 cup molasses & 1 tsp vanilla and mix until evenly combined.
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Scrape down the sides, if needed.
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Mix the batter on medium speed until it’s evenly combined.
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In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves, kosher salt & nutmeg until combined.
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At low to medium speed: Add the flour-spice mixture gradually (I do a 1/2 to 1 cup at a time) until all the flour-spice mixture is incorporated.
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Stop to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, if you need to, to ensure even mixing.
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What to look for: When the dough is done, it should be soft and pliable, like this.
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Cover the dough and chill it in the refrigerator until it’s easy to handle for 4 hours or overnight.
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When you’re ready to make the cookies, take the dough out of the refrigerator allow to warm up a little bit (a few mins)
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Lightly flour a surface (like a pastry mat) to work the dough on
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Tip: You can put a ceramic rolling pin in the freezer For five minutes to keep the dough cold while rolling it out
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Pick out the cookie cutters that you want to use
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Divide the dough in half and work with 1/2 at a time cover the remaining though so it doesn’t dry out until you can work with it. 
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Line rimmed baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper, and have a wire cooling rack ready, set aside.
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Tip: Have Some flour handy in case the dough gets sticky
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Roll the dough out until it’s about 1/8- 1/4-inch thickness
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Make the cookie cutouts
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Tip: Put the scraps in a pile to continue rolling out again to make more cookies
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Tip: Use a dough scraper to help transfer the Cookies to the baking sheet, if needed.
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Try different shapes
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Place cookies on a prepared cookie sheet
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Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are firm.
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When they are done baking, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
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Repeat with the rest of the dough and bake in batches.
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Allow cookies to cool completely on the wire rack.
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Enjoy the cookies as is or decorate with royal icing.
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Check out my recipe & video for royal icing!
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Decorate the cookies with Royal Icing
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Try different colors of icing
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Enjoy your Gingerbread Cutout Cookies!
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