Best Gingerbread cookies ever!

5 Jan

Hello everyone!

Please forgive my absence, things have continued to be ridiculously busy.  I’ve been going non stop since I got back from Kansas.  Unfortunately after the Disney Christmas Parade filming, I got horribly sick, right in time to have a nasty cold for my birthday lol.  After that my best friend came to visit for Christmas which was wonderful because we love to cook together.  I really wanted to make gingerbread cookies so we found a fantastic recipe that we modified to make the best gingerbread cookies I’ve ever had.  I’ve been wanting to post this forever, but two days after Joani (my BFF) left, I flew over to spend NYE with her,  so I’ve had like no time to do anything!  Anyways, a little late, but hey, it’s never too late to make gingerbread cookies : ).

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Adapted from Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
2 egg yolk
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Begin by creaming the butter and sugar until smooth, add in the two egg yolks, molasses, and vanilla.

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Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until fully incorporated, it will be very sticky.  Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (you can also just make this the night before you plan on cutting your cookies out).

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Once your dough is chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and cover your work area with a generous amount of flour.  Roll out your dough, you don’t want it too thin or your cookies will fall apart when you pick them up.  Make sure you dip your cookie cutters in flour to make releasing the cookies from the molds easier.

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Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet, and bake for 10-13 minutes.  The cookies will still appear soft when done, so don’t worry if they seem to still be soft when you pull them out of the oven!  Also, please note that these cookies grow quite large! So space them out about 1-2 inches apart depending on the size of your cookie cutters.

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Once the cookies have fully cooled, store in some airtight tupperware or decorate… or eat one (or maybe three) straight out of the oven, because they’re so delicious! Your house will also smell amazing.

We decorated a few of these with some candy melts and chocolates, along with some sprinkles and other little candies.

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Just looking at these pictures makes me want to go grab one (they store really well)!  I suggest popping the cookies in the microwave for about 15 seconds before eating, they’ll become all chewy and delicious, and taste like they just came out of the oven!

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday, and I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!  Happy baking : )!

– Nikki

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One Response to “Best Gingerbread cookies ever!”

  1. Manzanita Girl 01/05/2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Now I want to eat one, too!

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