It is officially holiday time and for me that means delicious Gingerbread!! Now I am a fan of gingerbread men, but there is something to be said about just round delicious gingerbread cookies.  These Gingerbread Cookies will get you feeling festive and make your Christmas tasty!

I love the crunch and the bite from a good gingerbread cookie and this recipe hits all the high points! 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup molasses

For dough:

1/4 cup sugar

 

Directions:

 Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside

  1. Cream the butter and 1 cup sugar.
  2. Add the egg and beat until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the orange juice and molasses until combined.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients a little at a time
  5. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Line a cookie sheet with Parchment paper or a silicone liner
  8. Roll about 2 tablespoon of dough into ball
  9. Roll balls into the sugar and place on cookie sheet
  10. Take a glass and flatten the cookie so it is about an inch thick.  You want them thick but clearly flattened.
  11. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
As always, Happy Baking!

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