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These traditional spice cookies are just right for the holidays.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2004
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This recipe makes 3 dozen medium cookies. We used star cookie cutters for the shapes. For the neatest edges, dip cutters in flour before cutting out each cookie.

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  • MelindaBenevides
    26 NOV, 2011
    This recipe turned out extremely well. Everyone was raving about the cookies. I found they had the perfect combination of moistness and crunch to them and the flavour was absolutely perfect. Not too heavy on the sweetness nor on the spice. Can't wait to make more for the holidays!
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  • MagdaHC
    25 OCT, 2011
    Just wondering, can I keep this recipe in the freezer? and if yes for how long? thanks!
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  • Jane Bonacci_The Heritage Cook
    10 DEC, 2010
    The recipe should read 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter. Make this change and you'll be fine. If the dough is sticking too much, chill it for about 10 minutes to firm up the butter. Brush off excess flour before baking and enjoy!
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  • Jane Bonacci_The Heritage Cook
    10 DEC, 2010
    The recipe should read 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter. Make this change and you'll be fine. If the dough is sticking too much, chill it for about 10 minutes to firm up the butter. Brush off excess flour before baking and enjoy!
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  • ardentlyohio
    9 DEC, 2010
    I just made these (with stick of butter, as directed) and they came out beautifully. The dough was super easy to work with and the cookies themselves we delicious. Perfect balance of crunch and softness!
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  • Sunrise544
    7 DEC, 2010
    THE PROBLEM IS IN THE INGREDIENTS! It says 1/4 cup butter and in parentheses is says "one stick". However, one stick is 8 oz of butter, and 1/4 cup is only 4 oz of butter. If you put in one stick, that would cause a BIG problem!
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  • jenbeauchesne
    18 DEC, 2009
    this was kind of a disaster, the dough was extremely sticky even after i added a ton of flour, it was really hard to cut shapes out bc everything was so sticky
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  • SprocketFox
    16 DEC, 2009
    make sure you don't roll these babies too thin, they burn very easily
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  • kateriholmes
    7 DEC, 2009
    Are they a soft gingerbread cookie or are they hard?
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  • Anarie
    5 DEC, 2009
    Yes, KimberleyRene is right. It looks like they thought 1/4 lb but typed 1/4 cup. A stick is 1/4 lb or 1/2 c, and that's the usual ratio to 2 cups flour.
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