For these cookies, you’re going to need an egg yolk, butter, sugar, molasses, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg.

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Cream butter and sugar. Add molasses and egg yolk. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Chill for at least an hour. It’s a fairly sticky dough so you might need to chill it a little longer.

Place the dough on a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap

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and then place another sheet on top.

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roll dough to 1/4″ thick

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and chill for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut in desired shapes with cookie cutters.

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Place cookies 2″ apart on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. If you bake them on the short end they will stay soft and chewy and if you bake them on the longer end they will be nice and crispy. They’re great either way!

Allow to cool about 5 minutes on pan and then transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Once they’re cooled you can decorate your heart out. Glace icing would be fun on these little guys.

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Gingerbread Cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. molasses
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add molasses and egg yolk. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Chill for at least an hour. It’s a fairly sticky dough so you might need to chill it a little longer.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough to 1/4″ thick and cut with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2″ apart on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. If you bake them on the short end they will stay soft and chewy and if you bake them on the longer end they will be nice and crispy. They’re great either way!
  3. Allow to cool about 5 minutes on pan and then transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Once they’re cooled you can decorate your heart out.

53 comments

  1. Can completely relate with the funk (except sinusitis has been going on for 6 wks–just can't shake it). Hope the gingerbread cookies helped your funk…they put a smile on my face.

  2. I love making gingerbread cookies at this time of year. Although, I also have to say it's been hard to get in the Christmas Spirit for me this year too, but I'm tryin! Thanks so much for the beater blade advertisement! I was looking for something to give my sister-in-law this year. I knew she had a Kitchen-Aid so this was perfect! I ordered one from Amazon as soon as I read your post. LOL!

  3. I LOVE the beater blade! I got it for Christmas two years ago and I don't ever use the regular paddle attachment anymore. It's totally worth the money.

  4. Aaron and I were just discussing how neither of us like gingerbread. But we also realized that neither of us had had homemade gingerbread, so we couldn't completely rule it out yet. And Viola! You post a recipe. Maybe you could bring us a sample:)

  5. I was planning on making gingerbread men tonight! What great timing. Love the little frowny face guy – that's kind of how I feel right now too.

    The Beater Blade looks interesting. I'm too cheap to spend $25 on it, when I think my standard one works pretty good.

  6. I love my beater blade, however I read recently in Cooks Illustrated that Kitchenaid will void an warranties that you have on you mixer if you use it. I guess the friction that the blade causes on the sides of the bowl can strain the motor. That being said, I still use mine and haven't had any problems.

  7. any comments on the beaterblade? some of the reviewers on amazon.com are disappointed because the blade is plastic instead of die-cast. the blade has a 1 year warranty but it's too soon to tell whether that will be needed.

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