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A great dough
for making gingerbread people for the holidays. - Submitted by
Decorated Spice Cookies
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
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
- In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon,
ginger, nutmeg, salt, allspice and cloves until blended.
- Beat butter and sugar in another large
bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. If using
an electric mixer, reduce speed to low and gradually add flour
mixture, beating after each addition until well blended. Divide
dough into thirds. Shape each portion into a ball and flatten
into 1-inch thick rounds. Wrap dough 'disks' in plastic and refrigerate
1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- On a lightly floured surface, roll one
disk at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into desired
shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart
on ungreased cookie sheets. Chill and re-roll scraps.
- Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are golden
on undersides and edges are just starting to brown. Cool completely
on sheet on wire rack. Ice and decorate as desired.
Makes 50 cookies.
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