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Coffee Can Gingerbread Cookies

No recipe image available.Decorate these giant gingerbread cookies for the holidays or simply serve them plain with mugs of hot apple cider.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup dark molasses
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl, until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, molasses, water, ginger, nutmeg and baking soda until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly-floured surface, 1/8-inch thick.
  4. Cut out cookies with a 1-pound coffee can with both ends removed (file down any sharp edges).
  5. Decorate as desired, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 1 dozen cookies.