Thin, Crisp Gingerbread Cookies

Published November 1, 1999.

Why this recipe works:

When developing a gingerbread cookie recipe for cookies sturdy enough to hang on the Christmas tree, we discovered that by merely rolling our thick and chewy gingerbread cookie dough thinner, we could produce a tasty thin and crisp cookie.

When developing a gingerbread cookie recipe for cookies sturdy enough to hang on the Christmas tree, we discovered that by merely rolling our thick and chewy gingerbread cookie dough thinner, we could produce a tasty thin and crisp cookie.

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Makes about twenty 5-inch gingerbread people

These gingersnap-like cookies are sturdy and therefore suitable for making ornaments. If you wish to thread the cookies, snip wooden skewers to 1/2-inch lengths and press them into the cookies just before they go into the oven; remove skewers immediately after baking. Or, use a drinking straw to punch holes in the cookies when they're just out of the oven and still soft, (see illustration below). Store in an airtight container. In dry climates, the cookies should keep about a month.

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