Gingerbread Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
Total time: 
Serves: 30
Gingerbread satisfaction without the fuss of cutting and decorating little men.
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar + ¼ tsp cinnamon for rolling dough in (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with oven rack in the middle position. Lightly grease a large baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add both sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add molasses, egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, soda, cornstarch and spices.
  5. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix on low until incorporated. (Dough can be covered and refrigerated at this point for later baking, if it's too sticky to handle immediately).
  6. Scoop tablespoon size balls of dough and roll in sugar to coat, if using.apart and bake for 9-10 minutes, until just set and the edges are starting to turn golden. Let rest on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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