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Gingerbread Cookie Puzzle

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Makes:2 puzzles
Freezing:excellent

The delicious snap of ginger makes these cookies an excellent choice for those who appreciate a little spice. For added sweetness, frost them and decorate with colourful candies.

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups 675 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
2 tsp 10 mL baking soda
2 tsp 10 mL cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL ginger
1 1/2 tsp 7 mL clove
1/2 tsp 2 mL salt
1 cup 250 mL butter, softened
1 cup 250 mL packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup 50 mL molasses

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, clove and salt in large mixing bowl. Stir well to blend.
  3. In separate large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, egg and molasses together, using an electric mixer, thoroughly until light and fluffy.
  4. Add dry ingredients gradually to creamed mixture, mixing well. Knead dough with hands until smooth. Chill dough for easy rolling, if desired.
  5. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll out each portion on floured surface to an 8" x 12" (20 cm x 30 cm) rectangle, 1/4" (6 mm) thick.
  6. Transfer dough with large spatula to prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or just until set. Remove from oven and cut immediately into pieces (like a puzzle) while still soft. Cool on wire racks. Pack pieces into a box with note "Assembly required before eating."
  8. Decorate with icing, if desired. See Decorators' Icing recipe link above.

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