- Prep time 20 minutes
- Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
- Portion size 50 servings
In bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, using electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, molasses, ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice and ground cloves until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Beat in flour mixture and chopped walnuts in three additions until fully blended. Divide dough into two portions and form into two disks; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes. (Can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature or until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Between two pieces of waxed paper, roll out 1 portion of dough into ¼-inch thickness. Using 2-inch cookie cutters in desired shapes, cut out cookies, rerolling scraps once. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on 2 parchment paper–lined baking sheets.
Bake, one pan at a time, until bottom of cookies are lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 1 minute. Transfer cookies directly to rack and let cool completely.
Decorate cookies with melted dark chocolate and candy.
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Nutritional facts PER COOKIE: about
- Calories 64
- Total fat 3 g
- Saturated fat 8 g
- Cholesterol 11 mg
- Sodium 24 mg
- Total carbohydrate 2 g
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 1 g