Classic Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

YUMMLY
18Ingredients
20Minutes
140Calories

Description

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 Madani.

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Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour (for dough)
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • all purpose flour (for first roll)
  • all purpose flour (for second roll)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (plus a little more if needed)
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder (buy in grocery store baking aisle)
  • 7 tablespoons water (room temperature, plus more if needed)
  • red gel food coloring
  • green gel food coloring
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    Directions

    1. Put butter and both sugars in a stand mixer bowl. Beat with mixer on low speed to blend. Increase speed to medium and beat until soft and light, scraping bowl as needed.
    2. Beat in egg on medium speed, scraping bowl as needed. Add molasses and beat on medium speed until well blended. Add flour, spices, and salt and beat on low speed until well combined, scraping bowl once or twice.
    3. Lay 2 sheets of plastic wrap on a work surface. Scrape half of dough from bowl 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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    140Calories
    Sodium1% DV20mg
    Fat5% DV3.5g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs8% DV25g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories140Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat3.5g5%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol15mg5%
    Sodium20mg1%
    Potassium60mg2%
    Protein1g2%
    Calories from Fat35
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate25g8%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Sugars16g32%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium2%
    Iron4%

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

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