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Chelsea Groton Bank DECEMBER 2014

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Tree of Ginger Cookie Recipe

Tree of Ginger CookieFirst Step: Mix together the following ingredients and set aside.
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground cloves

Second Step: Blend the following ingredients together in the order they are listed.
6 tablespoons butter
¾ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
½ cup molasses
2 teaspoons vanilla

Next Steps:
Combine dry ingredients from the first step into the wet ingredients from the second step, blend well together.
Divide dough in half and cover, let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
Line and lightly grease baking sheets with parchment paper, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place dough on lightly floured surface and roll dough to ¼ inch thick-use additional flour as needed to avoid sticking.
Cut out ginger star cookies with different size star cookie cutters and evenly space on lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, avoid over baking.
Remove immediately and cool on wire rack.

Decorate away and let dry.
To assemble - use icing between layers of star cookies to create tree, stagger star points as you go.


Submitted by:
Michele Magowan
Retail Lending Specialist

Michele Magowan

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