I made these to take them to my Mom's annual Christmas party. At first, I worried that the dough was too thick, and that the cookie would burn before it cooked or be too soft. But they were perfect! Everyone loved them--there were a lot of desserts, but people went out of their way to tell me how wonderful they were, always mentioning how soft they were. Also, I increased the ginger by a tsp. and added a 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. My family and friends loved the little kick. I did increase the confectioners sugar amount a little, as I was just outlining, no flooding. I also used a fine real lemon oil flavoring. The tart lemon with the spiced up gingerbread was perfect. These cookies have just become a new family tradition for me. Thanks Kittencal!
We are high altitude & dry. Made cookies according to recipe. These are not too sweet (loved them w/o icing!) Not for detailed designs - dough puffs & rounds out during baking & then flatten back out when cool. Crispy chewy out of the oven, crisp when cool. Icing was thick, but just added water till desired consistency. Will make these again!
Love these gingerbread cookies. I didnt have a snowflake cookie cutter (next year I will). I used a ginerbread man cutout called a ABC cookie cutout (Already Been Chewed) we had fun making these. I used a rounded cup of sugar and it was just right for us, not overly sweet. I think these have a perfect blend of spices. A very soft cookie mine baked for 10 minutes. The icing is perfect for this cookie. I had more than enough to just outline the cookie.