Gingerbread Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by clandeboy

Based on the Colonial Williamsburg Cookbook recipe.

Top Review by ladypit

I loved these. Not difficult to make and this makes a ton. I put a lemon glaze on top and it was perfect. This is not too sweet but lovely with some tea. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Combine the sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Mix well.
  3. Add the melted margarine, evaporated milk and molasses.
  4. Add extracts. Mix well.
  5. Add the flour 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly.
  6. The dough should be stiff enough to handle without sticking to fingers.
  7. Knead the dough for a smoother texture. Add 1 to 2 cups additional flour if necessary to prevent sticking.
  8. When the dough is smooth, roll into 3/4 in balls and flatten to about 1/4 in high.
  9. Bake on floured or greased cookie sheet at 375° for 10 - 12 minutes. The cookies are done if they spring back when touched.

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