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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies with a snap will fill your home with aromas of festive spice. Hand cutting into seasonal shapes is a fun activity with your family, young or old, and when you take a bite you'll crunch into the best gingerbread man ever. Happy Christmas!

CUISINES: American
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 2 hr
COOKING TIME: 1 hr 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 【Gingerbread Cookies】
  • [Wet Ingredients]
  • 4 oz. Unsalted room-temperature butter
  • ¾ cup Dark brown sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Molasses
  • 1 tbsp Grated ginger
  • [Dry Ingredients]
  • cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • ¾ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 【Royal Icing】
  • 3⅓ cups Powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Meringue powder
  • cup Coldwater
  • 【Garnish】
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1ㅤ【Gingerbread Cookies】
Step 1ㅤ【Gingerbread Cookies】
Step 1ㅤ【Gingerbread Cookies】
Cream butter and sugar using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Add egg, vanilla, molasses, and freshly grated ginger, and beat until smooth.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Whisk together dry ingredients, then mix into the dough just until incorporated.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Shape into a disk and chill a minimum of 20 minutes.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Sprinkle flour on a sheet of parchment, then put dough disk on top. Sprinkle more flour on top of the dough.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Then top with another piece of parchment. Roll to ¼” thick.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Chill 30 minutes.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Remove parchment from both sides of the dough.
Step 9
Step 9
Step 9
Then cut into cookies, making sure to cut them as close to each other as you can. (Take dough scraps and reroll once to cut more cookies.)
Step 10
Step 10
Step 10
Put on a parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving 1” in between cookies, and bake 8-12 minutes at 350°F/180°C, until the edges of cookies are just starting to turn golden brown.
Step 11
Step 11
Step 11
Remove from the oven, cool to room temperature, and decorate.
Step 12【Royal Icing】
Step 12【Royal Icing】
Step 12【Royal Icing】
Put all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk. Whip ingredients on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Step 13
Step 13
Step 13
Put in a piping bag and use immediately. Allow icing to harden on cookies, then store up to a week in a covered container at room temperature.
Step 14
Step 14
Step 14
For flooding consistency, the channel drawn through icing should take 2 seconds to fill. For lining consistency, the channel drawn through icing should take 5 seconds to fill
Step 15
Step 15
Step 15
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
If using, add gel food coloring, one drop at a time, and mixing until completely incorporated, until the desired color is reached.