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Christmas Ornament Cookies

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"Great solid cookie for making cookie people and ornaments. Holiday favorite! I usually double or quadruple this recipe!"
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Ingredients

servings 381 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream 1/2 cup of butter or margarine. Add brown sugar and beat. Beat in egg and molasses. In a separate bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups of flour, soda and spices. Add to butter mixture. Blend well.
  3. Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick on floured surface. Cut into shapes. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  4. To Make Frosting: Cream 1/3 cup butter. Gradually add 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. Put in a pastry bag with small tip and decorate cookies.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 381 calories; 13.6 g fat; 62.1 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; 49 mg cholesterol; 210 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've been baking cookies for more than 45 years, and this is the absolute best gingerbread cookie I have ever tried. The dough handled beautifully, required no chilling and didn't spread in the...

Most helpful critical review

I do not know if I did something wrong! But the dough was so sticky I had to through it away!

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I've been baking cookies for more than 45 years, and this is the absolute best gingerbread cookie I have ever tried. The dough handled beautifully, required no chilling and didn't spread in the...

I have made Gingerbread cookies before because I love the taste of molasses. Those were very sharp and I was the only one who really liked them. This recipe is easy! The gingerbread dough is ...

These cookies were incredibly good! We didn't use them as ornaments, just made them to decorate and eat. The first batch didn't even make it to decorating, we just gobbled them up! This dough...

This was a really easy recipe to make, and the cookies are spicy without being overly so. I loved it!

Very good! I made gingerbread people out of this recipe and they turned out great. The only thing is that although the recipe says it'll make about 12, it made 3 dozens. I'm glad I didn't double...

These are delicious! Not overly spicy. Everyone loves them, from my toddler to my mother. I generally make these with decorator's frosting, which makes them easy to stack. They are absolutely ad...

Great and easy recipe, even my 3-year old enjoyed rolling out the dough. we made dinosaur footprints on regular cookie circles and stamped faces of his favorite cartoons, and they baked great! ...

I do not know if I did something wrong! But the dough was so sticky I had to through it away!

These are a great holiday treat. But you don't have to stop at Christmas ornaments - make all kinds of designs.