The Best Gingerbread Cookies

Posted on

These easy Gingerbread Cookies are soft, chewy and full of holiday goodness! A classic Christmas cookie recipe that’s perfect for decorating. Everyone loves this classic recipe and they taste delicious!

The Best Gingerbread Cookies

The Best Gingerbread Cookies

The Best Gingerbread Cookies

These easy Gingerbread Cookies are soft, chewy and full of holiday goodness! A classic Christmas cookie recipe that’s perfect for decorating. Everyone loves this classic recipe and they taste delicious!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • (optional) zest of one small orange
  • optional toppings: simple icing (see below), red hots, sprinkles, etc.

Simple Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2–3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Gravatar Image
Hi.. I'm Annmarie, i'm a food blogger and i love cooking. Welcome to my site. I hope you enjoy it!