On the sixth day of Christmas…Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies are my favorite type of cookie yet I have never baked them.  For some reason I though that they were difficult to bake.  I was pleasantly surprised that they are not difficult at all and they are a hit with the kids.

I found the recipe here, and made a couple of changes.  I doubled the recipe, added a little more brown sugar to compensate for the super dark molasses I bought (having no idea that there are different ones), swapped the butter for vegetable shortening and added more cinnamon because I love it.  I also added more eggs (5 total) because the dough wasn’t sticking together as well as I would expect.  I let the dough sit for 2 hours as instructed and it rose quite a bit.  It was super easy to work with, and the thicker you roll the dough the squishier the cookies.

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