Basic Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Basic Gingerbread Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Basic Gingerbread Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sarahjo36

Makes 96 servings



Martha Stewart- Great for making gingerbread people!

Recipe Ingredients for Basic Gingerbread Cookies

6 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
4 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1 cup molasses

Recipe Directions for Basic Gingerbread Cookies

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in spices and salt, then eggs and molasses. Add flour mixture; combine on low speed. Divide dough in thirds, and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour.

  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with Silpats (a French nonstick baking mat). Set aside. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough 1/8-inch thick. Cut into gingerbread people shapes. Transfer to prepared baking sheets.

  4. Cut out desired decorations and place on cookies. Press currants into dough to create eyes and buttons. To create hair, roll a piece of dough into a ball and pass through a clean garlic press. Attach hair to heads. Bake until crisp, but not darkened for about 20 minutes. Let cookies cool on wire racks.

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 16.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
63
Calories from Fat
19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.1g
3%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
66mg
3%
Potassium
67mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
10.1g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
3.3g
Protein
0.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
    Bad points
  • High in sugar
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