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Easy Gingerbread Cookies

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time
Serving Yield 3 dozen cookies

There's just something about the smell of gingerbread wafting through the air on a fall day. It usually hits our noses when the weather turns cold, and like clockwork, the crispy spiced cookies start showing up in bakeries and pastry shops all over town. Here's how to make gingerbread cookies at home the easy way.

By: Family Farm Team

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (105g) molasses
  • 1/2 cup (100g) coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups (284g) brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 cups (325g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large (100g) Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1

Combine all ingredients and mix together by hand or using a mixer on low speed until well combined.

Step 2

Wrap dough in plastic wrap in a 1 inch-thick brick, and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours until firm.

Step 3

Once dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 4

Divide dough into two equal pieces. Rewrap one piece and place it back in the fridge.

Step 5

Working with the second piece, roll dough out on a lightly floured surface, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch-thick (thinner dough will make crispier cookies). Cut dough using a cookie cutter into desired shape, and place cookies on the baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between them.

Step 6

Continue re-rolling and cutting scraps until all dough is used up. Then repeat with the other piece of dough from the fridge.

Step 7

Bake for 8-12 minutes until just starting to turn brown on the edges. Remove from the oven, and let cookies cool for 5 minutes on sheet before moving to a cooling rack. Cool completely before decorating, or enjoy as is.

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