Old Fashion Gingerbread Cookies recipe

Gingerbread Cookies recipe

We’ve never made gingerbread cookies before, however with this recipe it’s really a piece of cake; not to mention that they are completely DELICIOUS!  :)  They’re so moist and definitely a great flavorful cookie that I think everyone will enjoy!  This may now be a family favorite around the Christmas holiday season!  :)  Who knew a little cookie could pack so much flavor?!  ENJOY!

Old Fashion Gingerbread Cookies

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  • 2 and 1/4 c all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 c molasses



In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and 1 cup sugar; then beat in egg.


Add water and molasses then gradually stir in flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.


Place dough into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and remove cookie dough from refrigerator; shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll them in the sugar.


Place cookies 2-inches apart on a ungreased cookie sheet.


Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies begin to “crack”.


Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to completely cool.

source: http://www.lovepomegranatehouse.com/soft-chewy-gingerbread-cookies/


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