Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies are a personal favorite holiday cookie! I love how they are so delicious and full of festive flavor.

1/2 cup butter 
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar or coconut sugar 
2/3 cup molasses 
1 egg 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used gluten free) 
1 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
1 Tbsp ground ginger 
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 tsp ground allspice 
1/2 Tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup coconut sugar (optional)

Directions:

In a bowl, beat the butter until completely smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and molasses and beat until it’s smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Next, beat in egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves together until combined. Slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be quite thick and slightly sticky. 

Divide dough in half and place each onto a large piece of plastic wrap or wax paper. Wrap each up tightly and pat down to create a disc shape. Chill discs for at least 3 hours and up to 3 days. 

Remove 1 disc of chilled cookie dough from the refrigerator. Generously flour a work surface, as well as your hands and the rolling pin. Don’t be afraid to continually flour the work surface as needed- this dough can be sticky. 

Roll out disc until 1/4-inch thick. Cut into shapes. Place shapes 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Re-roll dough scraps until all the dough is shaped. Repeat with remaining disc of dough.

Bake cookies for 8-10 min.

Don’t forget to drink your favorite bottle of wine while making these delicious cookies!

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