It’s the time of year when everyone is making amazing treats. Cookie exchanges are going on and people start to worry about gaining weight because of all the delicious food! Well… these cookies aren’t going to be any help to break that Christmas treat trend! These gingerbread cookies are by far my favorite Christmas cookie! They are so soft and chewy and delicious! Even days later! And they are always a huge hit at any gathering or on any cookie plate. I present to you: Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Cookies!
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 1¼ cup sugar, divided
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- ¼ cup molasses
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and 1 cup sugar. Beat in egg. Stir in water and molasses. Gradually stir in the dry ingredient mixture. Place dough into the refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Put remaining ¼ cup sugar into a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, and roll them in the sugar. Place cookies 2-inches apart on a ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies begin to "crack". Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to completely cool. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes
I realize that most people cake fun shapes with their gingerbread cookies. I considered doing that. But then I just wanted to stuff my face with them so normal cookie shape it was!
The hubby and I may or may not have eaten the entire first batch in 4 days. That claim is unsubstantiated. I may or may not have made a second batch of these cookies once the first batch was gone. That claim is unsubstantiated too. 😉
You’ll have to excuse me… I think its time for me to go eat another cookie in front of my Christmas tree. First let me brush the crumbs off my keyboard.
What is your favorite Christmas cookie?