Underneath the beautiful icing (the pattern is created with a toothpick!) are the most irresistible gingerbread cookies spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and cloves and sweetened with brown sugar and molasses.
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Disks of dough can be refrigerated overnight or frozen, up to 1 month, and thawed in the refrigerator. Let sit at room temperature until soft enough to roll. Store cookies in airtight containers, up to 1 week.
Picture Perfect: For a neat edge, pipe icing along inner rim of cookie to create a border, then "flood," or fill, the inside with more icing.