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Try Your Hand at Gingerbread Cookies…

These gingerbread cookies are perfect for the holidays or any time you’re in the mood for a delicious ginger treat.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Step 1: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt. Set this dry mixture aside.

Step 2: In a larger bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar together until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. This can take about 2-3 minutes.

Step 3: Add the egg, molasses and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture. Continue to beat until everything is well combined.

Step 4: Gradually add the dry mixture (flour and spice mixture) to the wet mixture (butter, sugar, egg, molasses) and stir until a dough forms. Use a wooden spoon or a mixer with a dough hook for this step.

Step 5: Divide the dough into two equal portions and wrap them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour. Chilling the dough will make it easier to handle and cut into shapes.

Step 6: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 7: Roll out one portion of the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use gingerbread cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

Step 8: Place the cut-out cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space between them.

Step 9: Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown.

Step 10: Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 11: Once the cookies are completely cool, you can decorate them with icing, candies or whatever you like.

Enjoy your homemade gingerbread cookies!

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