Dolce Mangia
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Gingerbread Cookies
1 c butter or margarine, softened
1 c sugar
1/4 c water
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 c molasses
5 c all-purpose flour
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground allspice
1 1/2 t ground cinnamon
Royal Icing or frosting
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Stir together 1/4 cup water and soda until dissolved; stir in molasses.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Add to butter mixture alternately with molasses mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Shape mixture into a ball; cover and chill 1 hour.
Roll to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with cookie cutter.s Place 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes (depends on size of cookie) . Remove to wire racks to cool.

Spoon icing into a small heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag; pipe around edges of cookies.

Time: 2 hours   Makes: Varies on size of cookie

If you like mild gingerbread flavor, these cookies are for you. The cookies also freeze well.

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