Easy Gingerbread Cookies

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Visions of Gingerbread Cookies have been dancing in my head since my family and I visited Santa’s Village in Northern New Hampshire back in August.

While in the park, we all smelled the amazing scent of fresh baked cookies. We followed our noses and finally found the source at a bakery. You can’t have Santa’s Village without cookies, right? In this bakery were fresh baked Gingerbread Men and Women ready to be decorated and devoured. They were so good. Warm out of the oven. Not too crispy and not too soft. And it had just the right amount of spice with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

I made a mental note to make Gingerbread cookies when December rolled around. And so did the kids. They’ve been asking weekly!

Here’s a super easy Gingerbread Cookie recipe that’s perfect for cut out cookies and decorating.

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Step one: Mix the dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients.

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Step two: Roll the dough into a ball and put it in the fridge to chill for one hour.

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Step three: Roll out the dough and cut out the cookies

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Step four: Place on a cookie sheet and bake

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Step five: Decorate as you wish and enjoy!

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Easy Gingerbread Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ C Unsulphured Molasses
  • ½ C Coconut Oil, Melted
  • ⅓ C Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Egg ( I use Pete and Gerry's Organic)
  • 2¾ C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp Ground Cloves
  • ⅛ tsp Ground Nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, beat molasses, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar and egg till well blended.
  2. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. Stir molasses mixture into flour mixture.
  4. Roll mixture into a ball and cover with plastic wrap before placing in refrigerator for at least one hour or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees when ready to bake.
  6. Lightly flour surface and rolling pin. Unwrap dough and roll ball out till desired thickness.
  7. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters. Place each cookie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Repeat process as many times as needed for remaining dough.
  9. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Once done, remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minute on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy as is or decorate!

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14 comments on “Easy Gingerbread Cookies

  1. I get stuck on latkes and sufganyot (fried donuts) for hanukkah
    I BET MY GIRL WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS…
    I bet my MIL would love to help.
    win win
    xo

  2. I love this because I’m doing a cookie making post too (but with Nellie’s) and, as I told Sarah, mine is going to be oh….um, slightly different. Let’s just say I needed to purchase a rolling pin and I had no clue how to use cookie cutters. The boys loved it and we all lived so I guess this is good πŸ™‚
    Your photos look amazing and almost make me want to bake. Almost.
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  3. We make gingerbread people every year- it’s definitely my favorite tradition! And yours are adorable! Of course, this year was a bit more complictated since our oven died last week. I had the dough in the fridge so we made them at a friend’s house instead. πŸ™‚

  4. Gingerbread are my favorite Christmas cookie! I really like how your recipes uses coconut oil in them – yum!
    I love Pete and Gerry’s eggs – I wish they had them out here in the PNW!

  5. These are adorable! I love making gingerbread cookies but I honestly don’t have the right artistic equipment to make mine cute. I end up getting “too creative” and messing them up. They still taste good, though… πŸ™‚ Yours look great!

  6. There is nothing more Christmasy than Gingerbread men and women (don’t want to leave anyone out! lol) I feel like I’m right there with you making these. Hug those cutie twins fro me.

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