Soft Gingerbread Cookies Recipe


Get into the holiday spirit with these Soft Gingerbread Cookies! They are perfectly spiced, chewy, and full of warm flavors. Ideal for decorating with loved ones or enjoying with a cup of hot cocoa.


3 cups all-purpose flour 馃崬
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 馃尶
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 馃尶
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 馃尶
1/4 teaspoon salt 馃
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 馃
1 cup granulated sugar 馃崥
1 large egg 馃
1/2 cup molasses 馃嵂
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 馃嵂
1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling 馃崥


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla extract to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.
Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
Preheat your oven to 350掳F (175掳C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and then roll them in the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
Place the sugar-coated dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each one.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are set but still soft in the center.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
Kcal: Varies based on serving size

Share the joy of the season with these delightful Soft Gingerbread Cookies! 馃崻馃巹