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Gingerbread Cookies

I love gingerbread cookies year-round but the holidays certainly give me every excuse to bake these spicy, chewy, sweet-tooth satisfying treats. Here's a Christmas cookie recipe to put on your holiday menu.

I love gingerbread cookies year round but the holidays certainly give me every excuse to bake these spicy, chewy, sweet-tooth satisfying treats.
I love gingerbread cookies year round but the holidays certainly give me every excuse to bake these spicy, chewy, sweet-tooth satisfying treats.

Gingerbread Cookies

Makes 3 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1-1/4 cup vegan butter

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2/3 cup molasses

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


Directions:

  1. Whisk together flour, flax, baking soda, spices, and salt.

  2. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in molasses and vanilla.

  3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and blend on low, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, until a dough forms.

  4. Dump dough onto waxed paper and form into a log the diameter you want your cookies. Wrap with waxed paper and refrigerate overnight or a for a few hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line 2 baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.

  6. Unwrap gingerbread dough and use a sharp knife to slice log into cookies.

  7. Place cookie dough slices on prepared baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set.

  8. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 to 10 minutes then transfer to wire racks to continue to cool.

  9. Store completely cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Cook's note: Get creative with this recipe and roll dough out after you take it from the refrigerator. Use star-shaped or other Christmas-themed cookie cutters to make shaped gingerbread cookies. Decorate with cookie icing or dust with powdered sugar.

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