Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

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READY IN:
25mins
YIELD:
3 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in molasses and egg.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to make a soft dough.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. On a lightly floured board, roll dough out to about 1/4" thickness. Do not roll too thin.
  8. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  9. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
  10. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until just firm when pressed. Do not overbake.
  11. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  12. Remove and place on racks to finish cooling.
  13. Frost if desired. (Optional.).

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