THIS IS THE BEST RECIPE EVER! LOOK NO FURTHER!!!! I have never made gingerbread cookies before, and this was SO easy and SOOOO DELICIOUS! I will be making them again in a couple of days and will be sure to take photos to upload! :) This is now on our list of holiday traditions!! Thank you so much for this recipe! Everyone LOVES these!!! I rolled them out and used a gingerbread man cookie cutter -- so cute! We frosted some, but they are SO ridiculously good they don't need it!!! Definitely our new favorite cookie!!!
This cookies are great! When I was making it, I added a half of cup of pumpkin with the egg and added a few extra spices. It was fantastic! Really good job!
VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!! First of all I had to double the amount of flour to get a decent consistency and to be able to roll, it was more like a batter than cookie dough. Even so, the shapes didn't hold during baking and we ended up with just a big splatter of dough, the only possibility was to "go the lazy way" and make a roll and cut rounds out of it, but it still spread out a lot. Finally taste was good, but nothing spectacular. Like I said very disappointing.
Made these today for Christmas. Added 2T of water as another reviewer suggested and they were perfect. Absolutely delicious!
I've found that adding 2 TBSP of water to the mix before rolling into a ball makes it the perfect consistency! Delicious cookies!
Mine crumbled, too. Perhaps adding a second egg might help?
I give this recipe no stars because I tried to put in in the ball form and it didn't work! When I was making them gingerbread men, they crumbled to prices so I had to throw the whole batch away! This wasn't helpful at all!!!!
This recipe seemed easy. I had to add 1 tsp of corn syrup to get it to actually stick together. I chilled it for almost 5 hours and it was still impossible to roll out. And when I baked it, the shapes completely puffed up to three times their size and were totally unrecognizable. I had 4 very disappointed children, all due to a horrible recipe. Don't bother with this one.
This is a like a light gingerbread, but absolutely delicious! I added a powder sugar frosting and it was the perfect touch. I am saving this recipe for future use!
I would have given this recipe 5 stars, but it was hard to roll out because the dough would crumble apart! The taste is really good though :)