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Spiced Cutouts

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious gingerbread cookie with a hint of orange. These smell so good, you can't keep them a secret."
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servings 83
Original recipe yields 54 servings (9 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the molasses and egg. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the orange juice. Then stir in the orange zest.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters, and place them on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, edges should be slightly browned. Cool cookies on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 83 calories; 3.6 12 1 12 73 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Worth the trek it takes to find the Cardamom...try the health food store! Wonderful cookies!!!

Most helpful critical review

I would have given this recipe a higher score, but it's too spicy to be a gingerbread cookie. They are more like a soft ginger snap. The cookies are tasty, but extremely fragile if too thick. ...

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Worth the trek it takes to find the Cardamom...try the health food store! Wonderful cookies!!!

Love, Love, Love! Made these last Halloween, & Thanksgiving. Cookies stay softer than traditional gingerbread cookies, and everyone was a fan! Gave my sister the recipe, but she didn't have the...

These are the best cutouts. I made them for last Christmas as well and they kept incredibly well and the flavors kept getting better and better. I will never use another recipe but this one.

This is one of the best gingerbread recipes I've ever tried. The mix of spices is perfect and the dough was so easy to manage. In order to keep it from getting mushy, don't soften the butter t...

Wonderful recipe. The cookies have a pleasant flavor and were not overly sugary. Even my son liked them, and he can be pretty picky about his cookies. We will undoubtedly make them again.

This is a great recipe to let the kids help cut the cookies out. They taste and smell fantastic.

Excellent cookies! Love them!

The dough smelled amazing when I was making it. A few things though. 1) These don't work well for cookie cutters that have parts you indent into the dough. When the cookies bake, they kind of p...

Yummy, just the right touch of spice...