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Sunday, December 21, 2008

What Christmas Cookie Are You?

Are you simple and sweet or decked out with all the trimmings? Take Martha Stewart quiz and find out what type of Christmas cookie you are.

I'm Molasses-Gingerbread Cookies.

Serves 48 , 48 -100 cookies

1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
5 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon allspice

1. Place margarine in large mixing bowl & soften it in microwave for a few seconds.
2. Cream sugar and margarine, then add molasses and water.
3. Combine all dry ingredients. Add to the mixing bowl & mix together.
4. Let dough cool, covered, in freezer for at least an hour.
5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
6. Roll out dough & cut out with cookie cutters.
7. If the cookies are thin, bake for 6 minutes. If they're thick, bake for 8 minutes. They will appear slightly underbaked, but that's what makes them taste so good & chewy.
8. Let them cool on wire rack.

These cookies stand on their own without frosting.

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