I make the Claire Saffitz recipe for ginger cookies also and she recommends rolling the balls out and in sugar then freezing on a sheet until solid before putting in an airtight container. May just need an extra minute or two on the bake time. I like doing it this way so you can make a few as you want them! ?
Wow, these are so moist and full of ginger, I love them! And that glaze is to die for. I did not have enough glaze to be able to dip half of the cookies but I did have enough to drizzle over the rest. I would make a double batch of glaze if you want enough to be able to dip each cookie.
Made these tonight for a cookie exchange and tried one right from the oven and another with the glaze and both are delicious! I only had blackstrap molasses so I used that and still found the cookies to be so good! Thanks for the perfect holiday cookie recipe POY!
When it comes to Christmas, Gingerbread Cookies are the best and one of my favorites. Cutout cookies in general are just so perfect for the holidays, whether it be these gingerbread ones or my Cutout Sugar Cookies. They are all easy to decorate and so festive. Not to mention that the decorating process is so fun with kiddos. It just makes things feel like Christmas.
Plus any kind of icing, powdered sugar, sprinkles or candies (such as red hots) that you would like to add on top of your cookies, either before or after baking. For the batch shown here, I just made a simple icing out of powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Divide the chilled dough in two. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough so it is about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place the shapes about 1-inch apart on a cookie sheet. Place the baking sheet of cookies into the freezer for about five minutes.
Remove the cookies from the freezer and bake 9-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies barely start to brown. Cool for 30-60 seconds on the cookie sheet. Then transfer the cookies to cooling racks to cool completely.
The ingredients for these traditional cookies include plenty of warm spices, like cinnamon and cloves, as well as molasses, for a deep, dark flavor similar to cane syrup. The result is a cookie that truly tastes like a timeless, holiday treat!
Making gingerbread men is such a wonderful activity to do, especially with little kitchen helpers! If you decide to try these cute little cookies, take a look at the following helpful tips for making them the best ever.
Gingerbread man cookies are a wonderful treat on their own, but you can also serve them with a big glass of icy cold milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk). Looking for something a little more special? How about one of these easy drinks?
Yes! You can make and freeze gingerbread cookies up to two months in advance! Make sure to freeze them in airtight containers, and thaw at room temperature before serving. Alternatively, make the dough in advance and freeze it, in freezer bags, for two months. Thaw in the refrigerator before rolling, chilling, and cutting.
Molasses cookies are one of the easiest cookies to make. The dough comes together quickly and easily and there is no need to refrigerate. You can scoop the soft dough and roll them in sugar, place them on a baking sheet and bake. Easy as that!
These Easy Mini Gingerbread Men might be my most favorite Christmas cookies! They're just so stinkin' cute and easy to make and no detailed decorations are required for them to be fun and festive.
I love this recipe and how they turned out. Thank you Rose.Not used to using oil in cookies. Over here in NZ it is usually butter.Followed the recipe exactly and chilled the dough overnight and was so happy how theyturned out. Just like your photo.
Easy Christmas Gingerbread Cookies Recipe: This classic gingerbread cookie recipe results in sturdy, perfectly spiced cookies to decorate for the holiday season!
This is the perfect cut out cookie recipe to make for any themed holiday party. (You know how much I love hosting themed parties!!) You can make a herd of gingerbread reindeer for a reindeer themed party, cut out gingerbread houses for a gingerbread decorating party or roll out some snowmen for a sweet snowman themed get together.
Decorating these crisp, delicious gingerbread cookies is a family activity for holiday memory making. Kids of all ages will love adding frosting, sprinkles and their favorite candy to these tasty cookies.
What are the ingredients for a gingerbread man? Well, regardless of the shape you choose for these cookies, the base is a sturdy cookie dough with the warm flavors of molasses and spices like ginger, cloves and cinnamon.
How long do homemade gingerbread cookies last? You can store undecorated baked gingerbread cookies in an airtight container at room temperture for 2-3 weeks. Once they are decorated, the cookies do soften. So we recommend storing the decorated gingerbread in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
When you think about planning classroom holiday activities for your students, you may not automatically think of science experiments. Before winter break, it can be challenging to get your students to focus on much due to the excitement of the impending holidays. I find that working holiday-themed activities into the curriculum keep students interested and learning. Try this fun science experiment with gingerbread cookies this month!
A note about gingerbread cookies: store-bought cookies are crunchier and may hold up longer in the liquid. If you must bake your own cookies, be sure to bake them at least a day before so that they have time to harden to the consistency of store-bought cookies.
These cookies were phenomenal. Tasted great and were simple to make. We like our extra soft so we only baked for nine minutes and they were still firm once cooled. If you are looking for an awesome gingerbread recipe, look no further.
I made these cookies for the second time, for my daughters Christmas Party and everyone loved them and wanted the recipe! I wish I could send pictures they were snow flakes, and they turned out beautiful Thank you Sherry Olson
The good thing is that molasses in gingerbread cookie batter does the job amazingly well. Going in as an ingredient molasses is quite weird, but once baked into something, it adds something pretty great to the flavor!
For more festive spice, check out our Christmas biscuit recipes and have a go at these gingerbread houses. There's more where that came from with these cracking Christmas baking recipes, from fruit cakes, pavlovas, cookies and tiered cakes. Browse our review of the best baking trays for when you're whipping up your next batch of cookies.
Bake the cookies, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back midway through, for 8 to 10 minutes or until they feel firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for several minutes, or until set, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
The recipe says, we can roll them thick or thin. The first round of cookies had both and I asked my guinea pigs which they preferred. Their response was, it was the best gingerbread cookie ever tasted. The thinner men held their shape, the thicker men look like sumo wrestlers.Thanks Jen for perfecting another recipe.
Our family made these cookies for the first time during our quarantined holidays this last year, and they were SO good, I immediately wanted to make another batch. Super moist even a few days in. We used ninja cookie cutters for extra fun.
I made these gingerbread cookies in December and they were amazing. I have made many gingerbread cookies over the years and have not found a recipe as good as these. They are crisp which is how I prefer them and have a wonderful ginger taste. My grandkids also agreed that they were delicious. This recipe is a keeper!
Made gingerbread men for my grandchildren at xmas. Triplets! All three loved them which is unusual to have all agree! I am planning on using same recipe for valentines in heart shape. Also i got your recipe book as a gift and love it!
My new go-to! I made this recipe during Christmas this year, and it was a huge hit. My family kept talking about how great these cookies turned out. Soft and spicy and held their basic shape during baking. Will definitely be making again!
Hi Jenn,I have never found a good way to decorate gingerbread cookies. Will you give any tips? Especially the scarves on the gingerbread men! Merry Christmas and thank you for such great recipes all year long!
I made this recipe with my small grandchildren and was delighted that it was so easy for them to work with. The gingerbread men came out perfectly and even my grandkids found them delicious. This will be a holiday tradition!
Best Gingerbread cookie ever! I have been making them with my grandchildren for several years now. They love decorating them at Christmas, but eat many of them before decorating! They even asked for them at Halloween this year, we decorated as skeletons and vampires! Love the memories we are making with your yummy cookies!
I read all the reviews and just baked tons of cookies. Great recipe!! I also just recently became allergic to wheat/gluten BUT I made 2nd batch with Cup4Cup Gluten Free flour. This batch also came out great for all of you who wondered about gluten free. This flour has been successful for anything I bake.
The debate rages on as to the origins of gingerbread. An early form was used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians for ceremonial purposes. Gingerbread didn't appear in Europe until 11th-century crusaders brought the spice back from the Middle East for those who could afford this precious commodity.
As ginger and other spices became more affordable to the masses, gingerbread caught on. An early European recipe consisted of ground almonds, stale breadcrumbs, rosewater, sugar and, naturally, ginger.
In the 16th century, the English replaced the breadcrumbs with flour, and added eggs and sweeteners, resulting in a lighter product. The first gingerbread man is credited to Queen Elizabeth I, who knocked the socks off visiting dignitaries by presenting them with one baked in their own likeness. 781b155fdc