Soft Gingerbread Cookies

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We are down to the wire. It’s just about Christmas and I am over baking…and cleaning…and wrapping up a storm. I’m not sure if anyone else feels like they are on overdrive, but I sure do. I wanted to share some easy to make recipes for this last week. Maybe you want to bake something quick or need something for that work/school holiday party. Whatever it is, I’ve got you covered. The rest of this week I will be posting a new recipe for those last minute baking needs.

This recipe I love. Love, love, love. Gingerbread cookies are so delicious, but I’m one of those people who enjoy soft baked cookies. I’m not really a fan of the crunch, I love a chewy cookie that tastes good and will not break a tooth. I found this recipe and have made them a couple of times. It’s easy to put together and despite the chilling time, are super quick to cut out and bake. My son literally did all of the cut outs for this. It was so fun to make these with him. He loved picking the shapes and I loved watching him. He’s definitely more interested in getting into the kitchen and helping and I could not be more thrilled!

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your standing mixer, cream butter. Gradually add in the sugar. Beat until well combined and light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Beat in the egg, molasses, and vinegar.
  3. Sift all of the dry ingredients together. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until a cohesive dough forms.
  4. Divide the dough in half. Wrap each half with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 - 90 minutes.
  5. Once the dough is done chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Working with one batch of dough at a time, roll the dough out onto a generously floured work surface. Roll out to a 1/2 inch thick round. Begin cutting out your desired shape(s).
  6. Bake for 9 - 11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Of course, if you need to test one at this point, no one will judge you. It's a warm gingerbread cookie.
  7. Once the cookies are cooled completely you can decorate with icing.

Notes

Recipe from Bless this Mess.

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