Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies

December 10, 2013

Tis’ the season to bake and bake some more. I mean what else are you going to do when the weather outside is super nasty and you are stuck in the house all day with nothing but 90s show re-runs on Netflix. NOT saying this has happened to me or anything. Just saying it’s time to bake and what better way to start off the season than some YUMMY cookies — not just any cookie GINGERBREAD. This cookie isn’t for everyone, but it does go hand in hand with all the media hype in December.

Keep reading for my gingerbread cookies recipe!

Gingerbread Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1 tbsp ground ginger
  6. 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 6 tbsp butter (no salt)
  8. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1/2 cup molasses
  11. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In medium mixing bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, and cinnamon until blended. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and egg. Mix in molasses and vanilla, gradually add dry ingredients. Stir (beat) until everything is combined.
  3. Divide dough and scoop mixture onto plastic wrap (or plastic bag). Let stand for at least two hours before using.
  4. Preheat oven to 375.
  5. Place dough over lightly floured surface. Roll out until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut cookies into shapes (I prefer mini cookie shapes.)
  6. Bake for about 5-7 mins. I bake at a lower time for softer cookies — YUM!
  7. Decorate with sprinkles and royal icing.
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  • Felicia December 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Those are so adorable! I don’t know if I’d be able to eat them–especially with them smiling at me. This is why if I make gingerbread cookies, I can’t make them with faces, haha. Either way, this looks like a delicious recipe. I’m going to have to try it out. :)