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Gingerbread Cookie Recipes

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Gingerbread cookies are a holiday tradition. This page contains gingerbread cookie recipes.
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By 1 found this helpful
April 27, 2010

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp. molasses
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. cloves

Directions:

Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses. Sift flour, add soda and spices and mix. Form in small balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. For soft cookies, under bake a few minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 11, 2007

If you somewhat like gingerbread cookies, but the taste is a little to sharp with spices, try combining it with your favorite sugar cookie recipe. I tried this and the flavor is really good. I liked gingerbread cookies, but now I really enjoy them. The combining of the two recipes makes all the difference.

By Mary from Atascadero, CA

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By 0 found this helpful
December 8, 2006

This is REALLY a good recipe for gingerbread cookies. Nice and soft.

Ingredients

Directions

Cream first 4 ingredients. Add hot water and soda. Stir in next four ingredients and add flour. Roll out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch, cut into shapes and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. These are perfect for gingerbread men that can be iced and decorated.
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By Margie Minard from Mount Vernon, Ohio

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November 30, 20050 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin-pie spice
  • 2 tubes refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 pkg. confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. meringue powder
  • 5-6 Tbsp. warm water
  • concentrated food coloring
  • decorating sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. At low speed, beat flour, molasses, ginger and spice into dough. Roll into 1/4" thickness. Freeze on baking sheets until firm, 30 minutes. Slide dough onto surface. Coat same baking sheets with cooking spray; refrigerate. Using 5" teddy bear shaped cutter, cut out 12 shapes from dough, rerolling scraps as necessary. Place 2" apart on cold baking sheets.

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Bake 18 minutes or until lightly browned and edges are set. Cool 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely. At low speed, beat sugar, meringue powder and 5 Tbsp. warm water until thick and glossy but pourable, 5 minutes, adding water, 1 tsp. at a time, if necessary to thin. Transfer to separate pastry bags fitted with writing tips. Pipe icings onto cookies; sprinkle with sugar. Let stand 1 hour.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
September 30, 2007

I need a recipe for gingerbread cut out cookies. Thank you.

Janice from Cleveland, Ohio

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