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Victorian Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients



Instructions

  1. In large bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
  2. Blend together margarine and brown sugar until smooth. Add corn syrup and egg; beat well.
  3. Add dry ingredients, about one-third at a time, mixing until smooth after each addition.
  4. Chill dough for one hour.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Roll out half of dough on lightly floured surface to one-quarter-inch thickness. (Reserve other half for decorations or for a second batch of cookies.) Using heart-shaped cookie cutter, press out cookie shapes or use knife to cut around a pattern. Place hearts on cookie sheet. Decorate as desired.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden.
  8. Remove and place on wire racks to cool.
  9. Store in covered container.


Yield: about eight (4 1/2-inch) cookies


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