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German Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Makes 24 cookies


  • 3/4 cup soft margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


1. Mix all ingredients together well.
2. Make balls of dough the size of walnuts, and place them on a greased cookie sheet 3 to 4 inches apart.
3. Or, if you like, refrigerate overnight. Roll out cold dough for cookie shapes cut with cookie cutters. If dough is sticky, add flour.
4. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
5. Bake at 325 F for 6 to 8 minutes.


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Cuisine:European / German
Preparation Method:Baking

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