As much as I love the look of traditional gingerbread, especially a beautifully decorated Gingerbread House, I'm not a fan of hard cookies and that includes gingerbread.
When I came across a recipe promising a soft and chewy gingerbread, I just had to try it. So glad I did. Thanks to Made to be a Momma for this incredible recipe. I've made the recipe on two separate occasions and they turned out perfect both times. Super easy recipe, so give a try; your family and friends will thank you.
An electric mixer will work fine. If you have a Kitchen Aid, you'll have these whipped up in no time at all. From gathering your ingredients to rolling your cookie dough in sugar will take you between 10 and 15 minutes.
BEST Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Recipe Credit to Made to be a Momma originally from allrecipies.com
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons ground ginger
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup butter, softened
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 egg
• 1 tablespoon water
• 1/4 cup molasses
• 4 tablespoons white sugar
1 Preheat oven to 350F.
2 Mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
3 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
4 Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses.
5 Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture.
6 Shape the dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar.
7 Place the cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. You don't need to flatten them.
8 Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven.
9 Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
10 Makes approximately 30 cookies. Store in an airtight container.
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