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Easy Gingerbread Cookies
These homemade Gingerbread Cookies are always a hit for the holidays. Serve them at your holiday parties or give them as DIY holiday gifts. The recipe is delicious and easy to make with a few simple ingredients!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Servings: 24 cookies
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg room temperature
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2/3 cup molasses
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- Royal Icing optional
In a medium-large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, beat the butter until completely smooth (about a minute or two). Add brown sugar, molasses, egg and vanilla, and mix well until smooth.
Divide dough into two pieces, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees, and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until ¼ inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into shapes. Place them onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes.
Let cookie to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Once cooled, decorate with icing of your choice
Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 171mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.4mg