Originally posted December 13, 2015

gingerbread cookies

gingerbread cookies by joanie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the butter and brown sugar. Add the molasses and mix well. Add the egg and continue mixing until fully incorporated. With the mixer running, add the cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves. Add the baking soda. Add the flour one cup at a time, waiting for the flour to be fully incorporated before adding another cup.

Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

Roll out the dough and cut into shapes. Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake in batches for 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.

Let cool before decorating.

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