Gingerbread Cutouts

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  • 1 hr 50 min prep time
  • 2 hr 50 min total time
  • 16 ingredients
  • 120 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup butter, softened
3
tablespoons molasses
1
egg
2
tablespoons water or milk
3 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
Dried currants, if desired
1/2
cup sugar
Vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting, if desired
Assorted candies, if desired

Directions

  1. 1 In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter and molasses until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and water. Stir in flour and all remaining ingredients except currants and 1/2 cup sugar to form a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  2. 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll out 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch gingerbread boy or girl cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. If desired, decorate cookie cutouts with currants for eyes and buttons.
  3. 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Sprinkle sugar over each cookie or cool completely and decorate with frosting and candies.

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