Classic History Recipes

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a classic for any time of the year. Baking these cookies will fill your home with a wonderful scent while providing a fun group activity. Mix the ingredients below and bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes.

Gingerbread Ingredients

3.5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
10 Tablespoons (2/3 cup) butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup molasses
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Start by mixing the first 7 ingredient in a medium bowl. This includes the flour, baking powder, and all the spices.

Then in a separate larger bowl, start with softened butter and add in the brown sugar, mixing them thoroughly with a blender. Next, slowly add in the egg and molasses, mixing them together continuously.

Now slowly add in the dry ingredients until your entire mixture is uniform and homogenous. It may take a while to completely mix your gingerbread dough. Take your time and add in just a little of the dry ingredients at a time. Your gingerbread mixture is now complete!

Separate into two equal portions and wrap in clear plasic wrap. Put these in your refridgerator for at least 3 hours and up to 3 days. When you are ready, sprinkle a little flour onto wax paper and roll out one of your gingerbread loafs into a large disk shape about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out your cookies and place them onto a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes at 350°F. Enjoy!

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