Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon clove
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yoke
2 cups all-purpose flour

Beat butter 30 seconds. Add sugar, spices, baking soda. Beat. Add molasses, lemon, vanilla, egg yoke. Beat. Beat in flour.

Knead mixture to make it into dough. Split dough in thirds, wrap, and chill for 3 hours (or overnight).

Roll dough and cut cookies. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes. Cool 1 minute then move to wire rack.

From Marsha Pace.

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