Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies

These are soft, chewy cookies with pure ginger flavor. If you are using these for cookie place cards, bake for the longer amount of time indicated, or until firm but not overly brown.
PREP:
30 minutes
BAKE:
30 minutes
TOTAL:
1 hour
YIELD:
24 Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup Black tea
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 5 cups Flour, Sifted
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
DIRECTIONS:
Prepare and set aside to cool:
Black tea

Cream together:
Unsalted butter, softened
Sugar
Vanilla

Beat in:
Molasses

Mix together, then add to butter mixture alternately with the cooled tea:
Flour (sifted)
Ground ginger
Cloves
Baking soda
Salt

Mix all ingredients well. Chill for at least 24 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Royal Icing (in our recipes section) or buttercream frosting, or just eat them plain.

Enjoy!
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Gingerbread Man Good
Dec 5, 2020  |  By Molly
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We first made the recipe about 3 years ago after returning from Helen, GA. We found a Gingerbread Man cookie cutter that came with a recipe from Anne Clark. These cookies are soft and taste so good! They are just perfect for the holidays. I just couldn't believe how much flavor & just so easy this cookies were to make. I'm here buying more cookie cutter shapes now for myself and my grown kids, so they can make memories for their family to come!