Ginger Bread Christmas Cookies

        1 1/4 cups sugar

        2/3 cup light molasses or corn syrup

        1 cup butter or margarine

        2/3 cup heavy cream

        1 3/4 tbsp. ground ginger

        1 tbsp. baking soda

        6 cups flour

 Heat the sugar, molasses, and butter in a large saucepan over low heat. After the butter melts, cool mixture. Stir in cream, ginger, baking soda, and flour. Let dough stand overnight.

 Preheat oven to 400*. Divide dough into thirds. Roll each piece very thin. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake cookies on greased cookie sheets for 5 to 7 min. Cool on a rack. Makes 7-8 doz.

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