Gingerbread Cookies Recipe @pinch

We couldn't resist turning Doris' sweet and spicy gingerbread recipe into the little gingerbread men of our childhood! This is a wonderful spiced gingerbread cookie that's easy to make. The dough holds its shape when cut and baked. The cookies are chewy, sweet, and spicy. Decorate how you like, give them as gifts or enjoy them yourself. They keep really well and have a chewy texture for days. I made these with all five of my kids. They enjoyed making them and each one got to pick out their own cookie cutter. We made two batches and hope you enjoy this recipe much as we do.

gingerbread cookies
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cookies Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) double-acting baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ginger
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) shortening
  • 1/2 cup(s) light molasses
  • 1 - egg
Intructions :
  • Start early in the day. Sift the flour into a large bowl
  • Add remaining dry ingredients to the flour. Stir
  • Add remaining ingredients
  • Beat with a mixer on medium speed until well mixed
  • Cover and refrigerate at least one hour
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut out gingerbread men or other shapes
  • Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Re-roll the trimmings and repeat
  • Bake for about 8 minutes
  • Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to racks to cool
  • Makes about 2 dozen 5-inch cookies.

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Keyword : gingerbread-cookie-American-Cookies

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