packed brown sugar
Royal icing and assorted gel coloring.
Combine butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer. Don't over mix.
Add egg and mix then, add molasses. Whisk all other dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the mixer and combine.
Once large gingerbread dough ball is created remove and cut into 4 sections.
Roll out each section between two pieces of parchment paper, lightly flour base paper.
Lay each piece of rolled out gingerbread flat on a baking tray.
Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove chilled gingerbread one at a time and cut with cookie cutters.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool before decorating.
Mix assorted royal icing colors and decorate as desired.