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Anna's Gingerbread Cookies and Almond Cardamom Cookies

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Ingredients

Ingredients for Gingerbread Cookies

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbs baking soda
  • 1 1/3 tbs ginger
  • 2/3 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp clove

Ingredients for Cardamom Almond Sugar Cookies

  • 1 box unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 tsp caramom
  • 1 heaping tbs baking powder

Directions for Gingerbread Cookies:

1. In a stand mixer, whip the butter, sugar until fluffy.
2. Add in the molasses and eggs.
3. Add in all of the remaining dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm.
5. Roll and cut, bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Directions for Cardamom Almond Sugar Cookies:
In a stand mixer, whip the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the egg, almond and vanilla extracts. Add in the flour, baking powder, and cardamom. mix well, kneading by hand if necessary. Roll ¼ in thick, cut, and bake at 350 for 10-15 min.