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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
chill:
2 hrs
bake:
8 mins at 350°
Yield:
about 80 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

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  • In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg, molasses, water, and peel. Beat well.

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  • Add flour mixture and beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until easy to handle.

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  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with some pearl sugar and/or top each with an almond half.

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  • Bake in 350 degree F oven about 8 minutes or until just brown around the edges. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 80 cookies.

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