This cookie recipe makes by far the most delicious gingerbread cookies we have tried so far; the dough is firm and smooth to work with, we loved working with molasses to give a unique taste and aroma to the cookies and the house
So we put ourselves to bake to bring you this easy DIY gingerbread cookies, is so easy then even if you don't consider yourself a pâtissier person there is no way for you to ruin this one.
An additional tip that we want to add and highly encourage is preparing the dough one day ahead, let it rest overnight for softer yummier cookies, the more time you give to the mixture the easier to work with since sometimes can be sticky,
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and cloves, blend all the ingredients well.
In a separate large bowl beat the butter, brown sugar, one egg on medium speed until well blended
Add molasses and vanilla and continue to mix until well blended
Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended and smooth
Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours
How cute is our little Pastry Chef!
Preheat oven to 375 deg. Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper.
Place one portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle flour over the dough and rolling pin.
Roll dough to a scant 1/4-inch thick. Use additional flour to avoid sticking.
Cut out cookies with desired cutter
Space cookies 1 1/2- inches apart
Bake 1 Sheet at a time for 7-10 minutes the lower time will give you softer cookies
when removing the cookie sheet from oven let the cookies stand until the cookies are firm enough to move it to a cooling rack after cookies are cooling you can start decorating them!
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for this project we use our blue gingham napkins as the perfect décor accent