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extra special simple gingerbread cookies are scrumptious

Gingerbread Cookies Soft Chewy

  • Author: Wafa Shami
  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies, Desert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Soft chewy Gingerbread Cookies a simple gingerbread recipe decorated however you like. These gingerbread cookies are delicious, chewy, and full of flavor, this recipe includes a number of different spices mixed with honey and molasses which makes them extra special. Gingerbread cookies are the essence of the holidays . A family tradition for the holiday season you and your kids will enjoy making.


Ingredients

Scale

Gingerbread

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

Icing

  • 1 cup of powder sugar
  • 2 tbs of liquid milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Instructions

Icing

  1. Mix well by hand or with a mixer, make sure the consistency is not too thin nor too thick, you can adjust the consistency by adding more milk to soften or more sugar for thickness.
  2. With a spoon place the mix in a decorating bag, with scissors cut a small hole at the bottom of the bag, and have fun decorating.
  3. Keep decorated cookies flat for 2-3 hours or until icing is completely hardened.

Gingerbread

  1. Mix wet ingredients together (butter, brown sugar, molasses, honey, egg, and vanilla).
  2. Mix dry ingredients together (flour, ginger powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and ground cloves).
  3. Add wet mix to dry mix and integrate everything together to form a dough.
  4. Place the mix in the fridge for up to 1 hour.
  5. Roll the dough into a big flat sheet (if it’s a little hard to work with once out of the fridge, let sit for a few minutes), I recommend using wrapping paper on top and bottom so it’s easier to roll.
  6. Once rolled just simply use the variety of cutters available, then place them on a previously greased pan or on top of parchment paper to the pan.
  7. Continue the process until all dough is used.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes
  9. Once baked, let the cookies cool off before decorating.

Notes

You can use your favorite cookie cutters with different shapes.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Cookies
  • Calories: 272
  • Sugar: 21.3g
  • Sodium: 213.1mg
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.2g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 35.8

Keywords: Gingerbread Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Holidays

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