Christmas Gingerbread Cookies – Recipe

When it comes to Christmas cookies, my favorite are gingerbread cookies. Each year I countdown to having a Gingerbread Latte in my Starbucks red cup and GB cookies baking in my oven. When it comes to a recipe, I don’t waiver at all from Paula Deen’s recipe – it’s on point, yall!

Christmas Gingerbread Cookie

 

Ingredients

3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
2 large eggs
1/4 cup molasses
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Using an stand mixer at low speed, cream the sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. Add the eggs and molasses and mix until combined. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and combine gently, this is a thick dough.

Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap in plastic wrap; place in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Allow the dough to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, until pliable. Take about 1/2 cup of dough at a time and roll onto a floured board until about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out with a gingerbread cookie cutter. You can re-roll the scraps. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies from the board to the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 minutes, until just beginning to brown at the edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Christmas Gingerbread Cookie

Tip: Don’t double the recipe as this dough is thick and will give your stand mixer a workout! As far as the icing, every year I dream of making my cookies gorgeous with royal icing but it just never happens. I go the powdered sugar + milk route to pipe and flood the cookies. It does the trick and they taste DELICIOUS!

 

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