You are going to love our families BEST Gingerbread Cookie Recipe that actually stay soft, have an amazing flavor, and smell wonderful while they bake. I know you hear these are the best a lot, but I’m telling you these are truly, hands-down the best gingerbread cookies. I get requests for this recipe year after year because they actually stay soft and are so YUMMY!
BEST Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Best gingerbread cookies
Best gingerbread recipe
Easy gingerbread cookie recipe
Easy gingerbread cookies
These are my families favorite Christmas cookie!
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BEST Gingerbread Cookies
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- Mix together brown sugar, butter, molasses, and cold water. Add the remaining ingredients.
- Cover dough and put in refrigerate for about an hour. This is option, but will make it easier to handle. If you refrigerate it too long it gets stiff - don't throw it out just let it warm up and you roll it is and it will still taste just as delicious!
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters and place on greased cookie sheet at least 2" apart.
- Bake cookies for 10 minutes (DON"T overbake!) Allow to cool 1-2 minutes on the cookie sheet, then move to cooling rack.
- Decorate cooled cookies with your favorite icing to look like gingerbread men.
- HINT: If you are using traditional red-hots for eyes, make sure you put them in the gingerbread men before baking. Personally, this is one of my favorite flavor combinations!