Amazing Gingerbread Cookies
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Looking for an amazing recipe for gingerbread cookies? This recipe is SO delicious and make perfect, semi-soft gingerbread cookies around!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Holiday
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 6½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 drops ginger essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup molasses
  1. In large bowl, sift together flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, and add molasses, ginger essential oil, and vanilla. Beat until completely incorporated.
  3. Turn mixer to low and add flour mixture until combined. Dough should be soft and not crumbly or sticky. If the dough is sticky, add some flour until you get the right consistency. If the dough is crumbly, drizzle in small amounts of water while mixing the dough in the mixer until you get the right consistency.
  4. Divide the dough into 2, place each half on a large piece of plastic wrap, and make a disc about 2" thick. Wrap with plastic wrap. Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
  5. After chilled, roll out dough on lightly floured parchment paper.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line your baking sheets with parchment and cut your shapes using cookie cutters.
  7. Bake until the edges just start to brown, about 8 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake, or cookies will be dry.
  8. Cool cookies on wire racks for 30-40 minutes. If your cookies are too fragile, you can cool them completely on trays.
  9. Decorate your cookies with royal icing, candies, sprinkles, or whatever your heart desires!
Recipe by The Vintage Modern Wife at