Remember a while back when I couldn’t find MY gingerbread recipe? And I made some that just were terrible? I hunted and hunted… then…DUH! I found it. Right here:

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This ia ANOTHER thing I am always working on… It’s my cookbook~ a binder I keep with handwritten recipies and photos of all my dishes. Even if it never gets published, I know my girls will cherish it…one day.

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you can use either dark brown or light brown sugar for these~dark brown yeilds a chewier cookie. This day, I used light.

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mmm… I love mosasses. Makes me want biscuits….

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Such a nice pile of brown… probally the best pile of brown on earth!

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I tend to stick with the traditional shape… even though I have a massive collection of cutters… odd.

For the recipe:

1/2 c butter (or you can use 1/4c shortening, 1/4c butter)

1/2c light or dark brown sugar

1 egg

1/4 c molasses

2 1/2 c flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tbs ginger

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

Mix the 1st 4 ingredients. Shift the flour and spices together, and add to the 1st mixture. Chill 30 min. Roll out 1/8 ” thick (1/4″ for chewier cookies and bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes. Enjoy! Love, MK