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The Best Gingerbread Cookie

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  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses (regular, not blackstrap)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium28% DV680mg
    Fat38% DV25g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs44% DV133g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories800Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat25g38%
    Saturated Fat15g75%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate133g44%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Rebekah Shelton 24 days ago
    They turned out beautifully! I chilled them for an hour and baked them for seven minutes and they were soft and delicious! I didn’t have dark brown sugar, so I used light brown sugar and put a little extra molasses.
    Sarah McNichol 3 months ago
    They taste delicious and I will be making them again around christmas.
    Stephanie Arnold 8 months ago
    so good. I'll be making it again. yummy.
    Ashley Thompson a year ago
    the dough was to thin and sticky to make cutter cookies which was a little disappointing....
    Zeina Maasher a year ago
    Tasty and soft just as is
    Hi Makayla! a year ago
    Super good! Best gingerbread recipe i have ever made!
    Yuuuuuki 2 years ago
    Good taste! I like it!
    Danielle McCrary 2 years ago
    Beautifully and tasteful!
    serina 2 years ago
    only had to bake mine for 5 minutes. could be due to the thickness.
    Theresa Houston 2 years ago
    They are very yummy! I didn't need to adjust the recipe at all.
    Nayiri 2 years ago
    Easy to make and delicious!
    Javonne78 2 years ago
    Did not turn out well. I followed the instructions exactly and I am not exactly a novice cook. The dough was so runny I couldn’t use cookie cutters
    Maddie Davis 2 years ago
    This recipe is perfect and I do take the cloves out just to make it better for the whole family and a bit sweeter! Everyone loves this gingerbread!
    Cindy Snyder 3 years ago
    I love this recipe second time making it! Delicious!!
    CW 3 years ago
    These were good. On the soft side and good spice
    Raena Simmons 3 years ago
    Delicious! Would definitely make it again and with no modifications.
    Bibie M. 3 years ago
    Not sure why the cookies came out wrinkly I use powdered molasses can’t find the liquid one here!
    Darrell G. 4 years ago
    Made them last year and now we make them every year delicious and incredible! The ingredients called for nutmeg but oddly the directions don't mention it
    cheF r. 5 years ago
    I added LOTS of ginger and would suggest to always do that because it gave it a strong tasty flavor after baked. My oven did not bake it all that well after 18 minutes so I put it in there for 22 minutes and it baked perfectly. Over all this recipe was delicious and fun to make with little kids that need something to do.
    Kay T. 5 years ago
    Great recipe! Usually I don't like the strong molasses flavor of Gingerbread cookies, but these taste amazing! I neglected to add salt because I used salted butter, but the dough tasted great! After baking, the flavor lessened, so I would suggest basting them with butter then sprinkling them with cloves or something similar to give them a bit more kick :)
    Anna L. 5 years ago
    This is a great recipe to make with my kids. Delicious, chewy and not too sweet. Recipe makes about 24 cut out cookies. Love it!