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chewy gingerbread cookies

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Nicole P.
Hull, QC

Great with a nice tall glass of cold milk :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These are easy to make chewy gingerbread cookies. They taste just like Christmas with their touch of molasses and a perfect blend of spices. The batter is soft, but don't be dismayed. Just gently roll the balls and dip into the white sugar. Pop them in the oven and in minutes you have the perfect treat for the holidays.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
method Bake

Ingredients For chewy gingerbread cookies

  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    white sugar (for rolling cookies)
  • red and green sugar (you can sprinkle some christmas color sugar once you remove them from the oven, the colors stay brighter this way :)

How To Make chewy gingerbread cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Flour, baking soda, and spices in a bowl.
    In a medium mixing bowl, blend flour, baking soda and spices together; set aside.
  • Butter and sugar ready to be blended.
    In another bowl, cream together butter and 1/2 cup of sugar until fluffy.
  • Beating in the egg.
    Beat in egg until well mixed.
  • Adding molasses to the batter.
    Then add the molasses and mix to combine.
  • Slowly adding the flour.
    Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  • Rolling cookie dough balls into sugar.
    Using rounded teaspoonfuls (or not quite full tablespoons), form dough into balls and roll them in the extra 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and lightly flattened.
    Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten and bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkling cookies with colored sugar.
    Once cookies are out of the oven, sprinkle with red and green sugar. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes.
  • Cookies cooling on a wire rack.
    Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.