How to Make Snowflake-Shaped Gingerbread Cookies

Even though the holidays are over, these winter-themed cookies will lift anyone's spirits.

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How to Make Snowflake-Shaped Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
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Place 1 cup lard in a large pot. Use real lard: it's all-natural and makes these cookies amazing!

Place 1 cup lard in a large pot. Use real lard: it's all-natural and makes these cookies amazing!

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Add 1 cup molasses.

Add 1 cup molasses.

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Add 1 cup sugar. Stir together lard, molasses, and sugar, then boil.

Add 1 cup sugar. Stir together lard, molasses, and sugar, then boil.

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After bringing to boil and everything is dissolved, let mixture cool completely.

After bringing to boil and everything is dissolved, let mixture cool completely.

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In a large mixer, combine cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, eggs, salt, vanilla, and baking soda.

In a large mixer, combine cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, eggs, salt, vanilla, and baking soda.

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Also add 5 1/2 to 6 cups flour.

Also add 5 1/2 to 6 cups flour.

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Combine m ingredients and mix until thick. Aim for the dough to be stiff and dense. This dough may be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until used.

Combine m ingredients and mix until thick. Aim for the dough to be stiff and dense. This dough may be made a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until used.

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When ready to make cookies, start with a floured surface.

When ready to make cookies, start with a floured surface.

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Roll dough out to desired thickness. The dough does not rise much in the oven, so roll to at least 1/4 of an inch thick.

Roll dough out to desired thickness. The dough does not rise much in the oven, so roll to at least 1/4 of an inch thick.

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Use winter-themed cookie cutters to cut out dough. Snowflake-shaped cookie cutters are great!

Use winter-themed cookie cutters to cut out dough. Snowflake-shaped cookie cutters are great!

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Add decorative sugars and dragees before baking so that they become part of the cookie. By adding these elements before baking, the embellishments will adhere better to the cookie.

Add decorative sugars and dragees before baking so that they become part of the cookie. By adding these elements before baking, the embellishments will adhere better to the cookie.

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Bake cookies for 8 minutes at 400 degrees.

Bake cookies for 8 minutes at 400 degrees.

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The cookies will turn out beautiful and delicious.

The cookies will turn out beautiful and delicious.

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Ingredients

1 Cup Lard 
1 Cup Molasses 
1 Cup Sugar 
Teaspoons Cinnamon 
Teaspoons Ginger 
¼ Teaspoons Nutmeg 
2 Eggs 
¼ Teaspoons Salt 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
1 Teaspoon Baking soda 
Cups Flour 
Snowflake-shaped cookie cutters 
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