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By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Not only can your Christmas decorations look just like the first family’s of the United States but your holiday desserts can taste just like theirs as well!

When it comes to holiday cookies, there is no better taste than a classic and delicious ginger cookie! Coupled with a glass of ice cold milk or a warm cup of tea a ginger cookie provides one-of-a-kind taste and pleasure! So make a delicious ginger cookie with your friends and family today!

For this recipe, which makes 30-36 cookies, you’ll need:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tsp dried ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar (for dipping)
8 oz. (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 whole eggs
1/3 cup molasses
2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
First, preheat your oven to 350°.

Then beat the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy.

Add the two eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

After, add the molasses and the fresh ginger.

Take a small mixing bowl and add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, and salt.

Now you can add the flour mixture to the large mixing bowl, and stir until combined.

Using a small spoon to scoop cookies into small balls, dip the top of the dough in 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Then place the sugar-covered dough on parchment-lined baking sheet sugar side up.

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. If you’re someone who likes their cookies a little chewier, cook for less time.

After removing the cookies from the oven let them cool for two minutes.

Now eat them up or leave them out for the big man on Christmas night.

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