Monogrammed favors are wedding classics -- here we use crunchy spice cookies as the base for royal-icing initials.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a large bowl.

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  • Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in spices, eggs, and molasses. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Divide dough into thirds; wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with 3-inch cookie cutters. Space 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining scraps of dough. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

  • Bake until set, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.

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