Gingerbread Cookies

Doris Ware


all five of my kids and myself made these they enjoyed making these and each on got to pick out their own cookie cutter they wanted.sometimes
we made a big mess in the kitchen.
but it sure was fun,then all 4 of my boys got their cookies and took off out my daughter could help clean up the kitchen.we all made two batches of these. hope you enjoy this recipe much as we do.
thank you Doris

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We couldn't resist turning Doris' sweet and spicy gingerbread recipe into the little gingerbread men of our childhoods! This classically awesome recipe is a welcome site at any holiday gathering. We used shaped cookie cutters and then decorated each cookie with a look and personality all their own. Get as creative as you like... and enjoy!

NOTE: When making this recipe we used a tip from one of the members in a Just A Pinch Discussion Group: Cover your rolling-pin with a new knee-hi pantyhose when rolling out dough and you'll keep the dough from sticking. Well, let me tell you, it worked like a charm! The smarts on you all just never cease to amaze.

Happy baking! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 9 votes

makes 2 1/2 dozens
1 Hr 30 Min
10 Min


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  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    light molasses
  • 1
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    double-acting baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies


  1. start early in the day.
  2. use a large bowl. sift flour first thing.
    measure all ingredients.
  3. then add;into the bowl dry ingredients stir them the a little,then the rest of the ingredients.
  4. with mixer on medium speed beat ingredients until well mixed.cover and refigerate at least one hour.
  5. on a lighty floured surface with rolling pin floured,
    roll dough 1/8 inch thick. with cookie cutter.
    with cookie cutter cut out gingerbread man,or other cookies 1/2 inch apart on cookie sheet.
    reroll trimmings and cut them out to.
  6. in pre heated oven bake at 372* oven about 8 minutes
    or until brown.with pancake turner remove cookies to to racks to cool. makes about 2 dozen 5 inch cookies.

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About Gingerbread Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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