Thin, Crisp Gingerbread Cookies

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 1999

Most recipes turn out dough that is best used for building material. Is there a way to make gingerbread cookies that actually taste as good as they look?

SERVESMakes about twenty 5-inch gingerbread people

TIME1½ hours, plus 20 minutes cooling

Thin, Crisp Gingerbread Cookies

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.

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