Classic Gingerbread Cookies

This Classic Gingerbread Cookies recipe includes molasses and makes soft, sweet and lightly spiced cookies. It's the perfect cookie for shaping and decorating!

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Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, Scrape down the sides as few times as needed.


Add the egg, molasses, and vinegar. Beat to combine well. The mixture will look a bit curdled.


Add the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves to the bowl and mix to combine well.


Divide the dough into two even pieces, wrap each piece of dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 to 90 minutes.


When the dough is done chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Working in sections, roll the dough to ½ inch thick on a floured surface; cut into desired shapes.


Place shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat.


1Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack.

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