Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy gingerbread cookies recipe? Learn how to make gingerbread cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by floydh77

Makes 48 servings



a non diet recipe....but delicious

Recipe Ingredients for gingerbread cookies

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces and softened slightly
3/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons milk

Recipe Directions for gingerbread cookies

  1. 1. In bowl of standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves at low speed until combined, about 30 seconds.

  2. 2. Stop mixer and add butter pieces; mix at medium-low speed until mixture is sandy and resembles fine meal, about 1 1/2 minutes.

  3. 3. Reduce speed to low and, with mixer running, gradually add molasses and milk; mix until dough is evenly moistened, about 20 seconds. Increase speed to medium and mix until thoroughly combined, about 10 seconds.

  4. 4. Scape dough onto work surface; divide in half. Working with one portion of dough at a time, roll dough to even 1/4-inch thickness between 2 large sheets of parchment paper. Leaving dough sandwiched between parchment layers, stack on baking sheet and freeze until firm 15 to 20 minutes or refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.

  5. 5. Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  6. 6. Remove one dough sheet from freezer; place on work surface. Peel off top parchment sheet and gently lay it back in place. Flip dough over; peel off and discard second parchment layer. Cut dough with cookie cutter, transferring shapes to prepared baking sheets with wide metal spatula, spacing them 3/4 inch apart; set scraps aside. Repeat with remaining dough until baking sheets are full. Bake cookies until set in centers and dough barely retains imprint when touched very gently with fingertips, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through baking time. Do not over-bake. Cool cookies on sheets 2 minutes, then remove with wide metal spatula to wire rack; cool to room temperature.

  7. 7. Gather scraps; repeat rolling, cutting, and baking steps. Repeat with remaining dough until all dough is used.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 19.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
79
Calories from Fat
26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.9g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
67mg
3%
Potassium
91mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
12.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
5.1g
Protein
0.8g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% 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 saturated fat
  • High in sugar
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