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Holiday

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Nothing says Christmas like homemade cookies. Here are a few favorites that Style staffmembers enjoy. The stockings are hung, the tree has been trimmed. Gifts have been purchased and wrapped. Now it’s time for family togetherness, and what better way than by baking a fresh batch of cookies to enjoy? Be sure to make a few extra to leave for Santa.

Ginger Spice Cookies Tonja Randolph’s favorite 1 cup sugar ¾ cup butter, softened 1 egg 3 tablespoons molasses 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1-½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, cream sugar with butter for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and molasses. In a separate medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and blend well. Fill a shallow bowl with sugar. Break off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into balls. Roll balls in sugar and arrange on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies to rack to cool.

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