Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

"Made with molasses and the perfect blend of spices, Gingerbread Christmas Cookies are crisp on the outside with a soft, chewy middle. They belong on every holiday dessert table."

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

– unsalted* butter  – brown sugar – molasses – eggs – vanilla – flour – baking powder – ginger – cinnamon – cloves – allspice – kosher salt

Easy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Yield

36 COOKIES

prep time

30 MINUTES

total time

3 HOURS  43 MINUTES

CHIL TIME

3 HOURS

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars, add the molasses and eggs one at a time, incorporating completely, then add in the vanilla.

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2. In a separate bowl, carefully sift together the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in batches, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Blend until well combined.

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3. Divide the dough into two equal parts. Shape each section into a disk, wrap with parchment, and place into airtight containers to refrigerate.

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4. Roll out chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to roughly a 1/4" inch thickness. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters then transfer to a prepared baking sheet, placing them 1" apart.

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5. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8 - 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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8. Once the cookies are completely cooled, decorate with your favorite icing.

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