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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Everyone raves about these soft gingerbread cookies! Even people who don't love molasses cookies or gingersnaps ask for this easy gingerbread cookie recipe! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon if you like a strong cinnamon flavor, increase to 2 tsp total
  • ½ tsp ginger if you like a strong ginger flavor, increase to 1-2 tsp total

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • First, mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.
  • Next, add egg and molasses and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger, stirring to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Form or scoop balls of dough that are slightly smaller than a golf ball. Place them on a baking sheet approximately 2” to 3” apart to allow room for cookies to spread.
  • Finally, bake for 10-12 minutes, remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking for approximately ten minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.8mg