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The Arbor Gate is all about the holidays; the elves have been working hard to make our gift shops a Christmas Wonderland filled with an amazing collection of gingerbread houses.

In celebration of Christmas and all its deliciousness, I have the most delicious powdered sugar gingerbread cookie recipe for you to try. The powdered sugar looks amazingly like snow on the little round chewy cookies (chewy cookies are the best). They make the perfect treat for your family after all that shopping madness on Black Friday.

Powdered Sugar Gingerbread Cookies
• 1 ½ cups margarine
• 2 cups sugar
• 2 eggs
• ½ cup molasses
• 4 cups flour
• 2 tsp baking soda
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 2 tsp ground cloves
• 2 tsp dried ginger
• 1 tsp ground black pepper
• 1 tsp ground nutmeg
• powdered sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream Margarine and Sugar together. Add 2 eggs and molasses. Mix well. Sift remaining dry ingredients together. Gradually add to creamed mixture, stirring constantly. Shape into one inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Cookies are soft and chewy if they look moist in the cracks. For a crispy cookie leave in the oven until the cracks look dry.

Makes 5 dozen.

Shawna Lee Coronado

Written by Shawna Lee Coronado Shawna Coronado is a professional writer for green lifestyle living and organic gardening. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her at http://www.shawnacoronado.com.