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easy gingerbread cookie recipe

Hi there it is Stefanie from Simple Acres. I am so excited for the holiday season we are in! I have been busy baking and decorating the farmhouse lately. Today I thought I would share a classic gingerbread cookie recipe that can double as decor.

Yummy and EASY Gingerbread Cookie Recipe!

The smell of cinnamon and spices that fills your home while baking these is enough to bring holiday cheer before you even take a bite. Join me as I share how we make these delightful and nostalgic goodies in my neck of the woods.

Make yummy cookies, gingerbread houses AND ornaments with this easy gingerbread cookie recipe!

Gingerbread Cookies

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or solid vegetable shortening
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 6 cups flour
  • *optional 1 tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves

This recipe is from a gingerbread making expert and friend at Tikkido. For a varied alternative to this recipe for cookies also refer here.

Make yummy cookies, gingerbread houses AND ornaments with this easy gingerbread cookie recipe!

Directions

  1. Combine sugar and shortening or butter.
  2. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. Add molasses, salt, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon and mix well.
  4. Add the flour 1 cup at a time. If the dough seems stiff, dry or crumbly use less flour.
  5. Roll the dough. A thinner product produces a crisper product a thicker dough produces a softer product.

Make yummy cookies, gingerbread houses AND ornaments with this easy gingerbread cookie recipe!

6. Cut out your cookies in your desired shapes. I suggest rolling the dough out on wax paper and cutting in on the same paper then chilling this in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. This allows you to remove your shapes easier while maintaining their form.

Make yummy cookies, gingerbread houses AND ornaments with this easy gingerbread cookie recipe!

7. If you would like holes in some of your cookies to create ornaments, a straw works wonderfully to do so. (You may need to re-create this hole as soon as you pull your baked cookies out of the oven.)

8. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

9. Let completely cool before decorating. Enjoy

Make yummy cookies, gingerbread houses AND ornaments with this easy gingerbread cookie recipe!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me and my family do. We tend to nibble a few, decorate a few and hang a few on the tree.

Make yummy cookies, gingerbread houses AND ornaments with this easy gingerbread cookie recipe!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from our humble home to yours! Dovidenia. XO

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Check out more yummy tutorials from Steph like her DIY Rustic Decor Tray,

Build this easy rustic tray, perfect to display holiday decor on!

and her S’more Cookie Dip!

Cookie S'more Dip, YUM!

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5 Comments

  1. These cookies are just adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Wishing you a fantastic 2017!
    Miz Helen

  2. We LOVE gingerbread! I like your advice to eat a few, decorate a few and hang a few on the tree! 😉 We probably eat more than a few though! 😉 Thank you for sharing this recipe at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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