Soft Gingerbread Cookies

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Oh, divine, these cookies are so delicious, I had to make another batch after the first was gone (sssshh!). I abhor hard, crunchy cookies, so I have been searching for a recipe like this for years. After many tests and thrown out batches, this is the winner.

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

1 c. butter, softened

1 c. sugar

1 c. molasses

1 egg

4 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. cloves

2 tsp. ginger

1 tsp. nutmeg

Cream the butter and sugar together, then mix in the molasses and egg. Slowly add all of the dry ingredients until everything is combined. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour before rolling out dough and baking. After cutting the dough, place on an ungreased cookie sheet and cook at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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