Here are the ingredients that you will need to bake these cookies:
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup molasses
Whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon,
cloves, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Using the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add the egg and molasses and mix until well blended. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture
to the butter mixture.
Follow the same method for rolling out dough as you would use for rolling sugar cookies.
Cut away with your favourite cookie cutters!
Bake in the middle rack of the oven at 350 degrees for 12-16
minutes and enjoy the wonderful aroma in the kitchen!
Let cool completely on cooling rack before decorating.
Before decorating, be sure to plan out your design!
However, I can't take credit for the ideas below. I searched online for images of gingerbread cookies and came across an amazing blog called Mad Baker. Of all of the images that I looked up, it was her post from December 2007 that I loved most, Mad about Gingerbread Cookies.
Then, I created some original designs of my own!