Classic Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Classic Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies make fragrant Christmas tree decorations. Simply cut a hole in unbaked cookie with a plastic straw. Bake, thread with ribbon, and hang!

Cost Per Serving: 0.06

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 - 12 minutes



1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).
2. Whisk first four ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
3. Cream butter with sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses.
4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
5. Form dough into a ball, cut in half, and form each half into a flattened disc. Chill for 30 minutes.
6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of ⅛"–¼" (3–6 mm). Cut into desired shapes and place on Epicure Baking Sheet.
7. Bake for 10–12 minutes. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Per Serving (Per 1 cookie) : Calories 50, Fat 1.5 g (Saturated 1 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 10 mg, Sodium 35 mg, Carbohydrate 9 g (Fibre 0 g, Sugars 3 g), Protein 1 g.

Tips: Gingerbread House: This dough makes a great base for a DIY gingerbread house. Roll into squares, rectangles, triangles and other fanciful shapes!

September 01, 2009