Recipe: Gingerbread Ornaments

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg, separated
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter with sugars, molasses and egg yolk. 
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients, except egg white. 
  4. Stir into butter mixture to form stiff dough. 
  5. Chill for 1 hour, then roll out onto a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. 
  6. Use Christmas cookie cutters or knife to cut our shapes. 
  7. Butter cookie sheets and place shapes on sheet. 
  8. Brush shapes lightly with egg whites. 
  9. Bake 8 minutes until crisp. 
  10. Make a hole 1 inch from the top, then cool. 
  11. Ice ornaments as you wish. 
  12. Thread holes with gold cord.

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