Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

30 MIN
1 H
72 cookies



Royal Icing



  1. In a bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and molasses with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes. Add the egg and mix well. At low speed or with a wooden spoon, add the dry ingredients until the dough is smooth.
  3. Shape the dough into two discs with your hands. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  4. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F). Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, knead a disc of dough with both hands for about 1 minute. Roll out the dough into a 3-mm (1/8-inch) thick sheet. Cut the cookies using the cookie cutter of your choice. Place cookies of the same size on the same baking sheet as the baking time may vary.
  6. Bake one sheet at a time for about 8 minutes or until the outline of the cookies is lightly browned. Let cool completely.

Royal Icing

  1. In a bowl, gently beat the egg white and icing sugar with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes or until smooth.
  2. Decorate your cookies with a pastry bag fitted with a small plain tip or with a knife.


This recipe is from My Lil’ Ricardo

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  1. Love these cookies! I made them a little thinner for my husband and I as we prefer them hard to dip in coffee and a little thicker for the kids as they prefer the a bit chewy. Huge success! Definitely keeping the recipe.

  2. Worst ever. So dry ended up throwing out the whole thing

  3. Impossible to roll. I made a double batch thinking it would be awesome but so crumbly it's impossible to roll.

  4. Perfect gingerbread. Easy recipe, very tasty. This will be my go to recipe in the future.

  5. Very easy recipe and very tasty cookies. I added extra Ginger and cinnamon to the recipe for extra spice...delicious!!! I made my cookies star shaped!

  6. best cookies ever

  7. Super moist but a bit too sweet. I will reduce sugar by 1/4 cup the next time I make it.

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