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Gingerbread Cookies

The weekend before Christmas is the perfect time to bake these yummy gingerbread cookies with your kids.

The weekend before Christmas is the perfect time to bake these yummy gingerbread cookies with your kids. 

The weekend before Christmas is the perfect time to bake these yummy gingerbread cookies with your kids.

Gingerbread Cookies

Yields 3 dozen

Ingredients:

    • 1/2 tablespoon ground flax

    • 1-1/2 tablespoons water

    • 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour

    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

    • Pinch of ground cloves

    • 1/2 cup vegan butter

    • 1/2 cup molasses

    • 1 tablespoon vinegar

    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

    1. In a small bowl, mix together flax and water. Set aside.

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

    1. In the bowl of a standup mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter, molasses, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flax mixture.

    1. Add flour gradually, beating on low until each addition is incorporated.

    1. Divide dough in half and knead into disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Use gingerbread man cookie cutters (or another shape of your choice) and place on baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

    1. Bake for 10 minutes, rotating pans after 5 minutes, until cookies are just firm. Let cool on the pans for 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to continue to cool.

    1. Decorate with your favorite icing and serve.

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