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Swedish Ginger Cookies (pepparkakor)

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Servings: 10
Categories: Christmas / Cookies / Desserts

1/2  cup  Molasses
1/2  cup  Sugar
1/2  cup  Butter
1    Egg, well beaten
2 1/2  cups  Sifted all-purpose flour
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1/4  teaspoon  Baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  Ginger
1/2  teaspoon  Cinnamon

Heat molasses in small saucepan to boiling point. The boil 1 minute. Add sugar and butter and stir until butter is melted. Cool. Beat in egg. Sift together flour, salt, soda and spices. Add to first mixture and mix thoroughly. Cover bowl tightly and chill overnight. Roll out a portion of the dough at a time on lightly floured pastry cloth. Roll out thin. Cut into desired shapes. Bake in a moderate oven (350) 6 to 8 minutes. Yield: 10 dozen cookies Note: The dough may be shaped into a roll and wrapped in waxed paper. Chill thoroughly overnight or longer. Slice thin and bake in moderate oven (350). These should be stored in an air-tight container - allow flavor to "ripen".

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