- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
- 1 large egg
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, spices, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in molasses and egg. With mixer on low, add dry ingredients; mix just until a dough forms. Place dough on floured plastic wrap; pat into an 8″ square. Wrap well and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Divide dough in half. Working with one half at a time (rewrap and refrigerate other half), roll out dough to 1/8″ thick, turning, lifting, and flouring as needed.
Cut out shapes, and transfer to prepared sheets. Decorate with sugar or sprinkles, as desired.
Bake until firm and edges just begin to darken, 10-18 minutes, depending on size. Cool completely on baking sheets.
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