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Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

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This is a first time I am making Gingerbread Cookies and it came out absolutely delightful. If I may say so myself. 🙂

Making a Gingerbread Cookies is a Christmas tradition for a lot of folks. If you haven’t tried it yet this is the perfect season to do so.


Preparation Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 2hrs30mins
No Of servings: 30


  • All Purpose Flour : 2 cups
  • Ground Ginger : 2 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon : 1 tsp
  • Ground Nurmeg : 1/2 tsp
  • Ground Cloves : 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
  • Salt : a pinch
  • Unsalted Butter : 1 stick(room temp)
  • Dark Brown Sugar : 1/3 cup (packed)
  • Egg : 1 (large)
  • Unsulfured Molasses : 1/3 cup

Method Of Preparation:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, spices, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer or hand mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth. And then beat in molasses and egg.
  3. Now keep the  mixer on low, add dry ingredients; mix just until a dough forms.
  4. Place dough on floured plastic wrap and pat into an 8-inch square. Wrap well and refrigerate until firm for about 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Now Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Divide the dough into half.
  7. Now with one half of the dough place it on floured parchment or waxed paper roll out 1/8 inch thick, turning, lifting, and flouring dough (and rolling pin) as needed.
  8. Freeze dough (on paper) until firm, about 20 minutes.
  9. Loosen dough from paper. Cut out shapes, and transfer to baking sheets.
  10. Bake until firm and edges just begin to darken, 10 to 18 minutes, depending on size. Cool completely on baking sheets.
  11. After that decorate using Royal icing.
  12. You can mix any food color with the royal icing and decorate on your own creativity.

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