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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs) (750 milliliter)
  Grated lemon rind 2 Teaspoon (10 milliliter)
  Ground cinnamon 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon (5 milliliter)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1 milliliter)
  Softened butter 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (30 milliliter)
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (250 milliliter)
Directions

In large bowl, combine flour, lemon rind, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt, nutmeg and baking powder.
In separate bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Gradually beat flour mixture into creamed mixture 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time, making sure each 1/2 cup (125 mL) of flour is well incorporated before adding the next one.
Gather dough together and cut in half; shape into 2 discs.
Place one disc between 2 large sheets of waxed paper; roll out to 1/4 in (5 mm) thickness.
Remove top sheet of paper.
(If dough is too soft to roll, transfer paper and dough to baking sheet; freeze 20 minutes or until firm before rolling.)
Cut out shapes with cookie cutters, reserving dough scraps for re rolling.
Arrange cookies on ungreased baking sheets.
Repeat with second disc of dough.
Bake in 350 degree F (180 C) oven 15 to 20 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Servings: 
36

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