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These Gingerbread Cookies will get you feeling festive and make your Christmas Cookie Exchange clamor for the recipe! Given to me by a family friend, they have won three cookie competitions in less than 10 years!

Best Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

These Gingerbread Cookies will get you feeling festive and make your Christmas Cookie Exchange clamor for the recipe! Given to me by a family friend, they have won three cookie competitions in less than 10 years!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Award Winning Gingerbread Cookies
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 36 Servings
Calories 98 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar
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Instructions

  1. Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.)
  2. Cream the butter and 1 cup sugar.
  3. Add the egg and beat until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the orange juice and molasses (I use light molasses) until combined.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients in small batches until just combined.
  6. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, if you can't at least put it in the freezer for a half an hour.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. In about 2 tablespoon balls, roll into the 1/4 cup sugar and flatten so it looks like the thickness of a double stuff Oreo, really thick but clearly flattened.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Best Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 83mg 3%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.