Wintertime means cookie time, so I’m here to share my favorite holiday recipes, YAY! Everyone craves the classic holiday treat, Gingerbread Cookies, as the weather cools and Santa comes to visit. Gingerbread seems difficult to make because of the multiple spices; however, I am here to share a super easy and delicious recipe to bring a little extra holiday cheer to your table this year!
Start the cookies by creaming together butter and sugar with an electric mixer, and then incorporate eggs and molasses to the mixture. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt, and add this to the wet ingredients.
Plastic wrap the dough, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, however, I recommend leaving it overnight.
Once the dough is firm, preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Flour your surface, and roll the dough about ⅛ inch thick or until your preferred thickness. I recommend using gingerbread man shaped cookie cutters to cut your dough, however, you can be creative and design any shape! Transfer the cut dough onto the parchment paper, and bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Remember that the time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the cookies, so make sure you pay attention as they bake.
After the cookies are pulled out of the oven and completely cool, it is time for the best part – the icing! Combine powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and honey, and divide into separate bowls if you’re using food coloring. Use a small tip and pastry bag to pipe designs onto the cookies. For a simplistic look, outline the edges with white icing to add a small touch of decoration to each cookie.
I hope you all enjoy! xo Maddy
½ Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter
¾ Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
½ Cup Molasses
3 ¾ Cup Flour
2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
¼ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Honey