When the holiday season rolls around and you're dreaming about gingerbread cookies, look no further. These crisp treats will fill your kitchen and cookie jar with the heady aroma and flavor of molasses and sweet spices. We've included an easy royal icing, though if you're short on time you can use tubes of purchased icing instead. If you go the royal icing route, gather decorating tips and bags, and gel food coloring before you get started. You can find them at a craft store or cooking store, or online. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Saura Kline.
- Place the butter and both sugars in a stand mixer. Beat on low speed to blend. Increase speed to medium and beat until soft and light, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Add the egg and beat on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the molasses and beat on medium speed until well blended. Add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and salt and beat on low speed until well combined, scraping the bowl once or twice.
- Lay two sheets of plastic wrap on a work surface. Transfer half of the dough onto each sheet and shape into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap dough in plastic and chill until firm enough to roll and hold its shape, about 1 hour.
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|Calories130Calories from Fat35|
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|Calories from Fat35|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.