Make Your Cookies! This delicious gingerbread recipe is great for cutouts.
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ground white pepper
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup molasses
½ cup milk
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, baking powder, salt, white pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and molasses with an electric mixer on high until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat until smooth and combined. Add half the flour mixture; beat until just combined. Add milk; beat until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture; beat until just combined. Using your hands, knead dough until smooth; divide in half. Wrap each half in plastic wrap; chill 30 minutes.
3. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll each dough half on parchment paper into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Use a cookie cutter (ours was 5 inches tall, for easier decorating) to cut out cookies, placing them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, rerolling scraps until all the dough is used.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven. Cool on a wire rack.
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