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Gingerbread Spritz


Makes about 48

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, molasses and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Set aside. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Stir into creamed mixture until well blended. Divide dough into fourths. Place 1/4 of dough in a cookie press and press out cookies onto ungreased baking sheet (for best results, use a shiny silver baking sheet and not the kind witha non-stick coating). Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until set, but not brown. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire racks to cool. If desired, decorate with Royal Icing.

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Reviews of Gingerbread Spritz:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 22, 2011
Would make this again.
worked great!! love this ! dbld the spices and they were very good! 5 stars

  Lynda in Manitoba  Dec 19, 2011
Would make this again.
I took someones advice and doubled the spices. There is lots of flavor and very easy to do. 4 stars

  A cookie baker in Fairfax, VA  Dec 4, 2011
Would make this again.
I definately agree with the comment to double all spices, triple the ginger, add sugar and reduce molassas. That will boost the flavor into something nice. 3 stars

  A cookie baker in Virginia  Dec 5, 2010
Would make this again.
We tried these cookies. The dough is very soft and sticky, but worked okay in the press. The colkies themselves were not too sweet and not very spicy whatsoever. The next time we make them, we are goign to try doubling all the spices and tipling the ginger and reduce the molasses a bit and add in powdered sugar to try and get a sweeter and spicier cookie. But over all, they were good. They smell great and if you frost them, they are super. 4 stars

  Betty in Minnesota  Dec 12, 2009
Would make this again.
This has become my favorite cookie over the last 3 years. I do use fresh nutmeg and think it adds to the flavor. The taste is very much like the gingerbread my mom made when I was a kid. Maybe bit bland for some but perfect for me. 5 stars

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