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I had never made gingerbread cookies before and thought this was the perfect recipe to start with (as I already had all the ingredients on hand). The cookies turned out great and were so easy to make. The cooking times were spot on and the directions easy enough to follow. The results were awesome tasting gingerbread cookies. I also liked that these cookies were a bit on the softer side. Before, I never would have thought to make my own gingerbread cookies, and now I will never think to buy them from a store. Thank you!

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Jug O'Mud December 22, 2010

The cookies turned out soft and delicious. Steeping the cloves in the water seems to ease the "bite" that you get with cloves sometimes. I reduced the heat and baking time a smidge for the "second roll-out" and the cookies were perfect.

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darcij December 20, 2010

Everyone loved this cookie!!!! They were all gone by the end of Christmas day . My little 2 year old grandson couldn't stop eating them!!! Will keep this in my written cookbooks for all time!!!

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Grand-Mere December 28, 2009

These are great! The taste is not overpowering. The dough is easy to work with. The cookies are soft and moist for days! If you're looking for soft, chewy gb cookies, these are the ones! Thanks, Wildflour!

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DJcooks4fun December 28, 2007

Tried, tested and true. This is a very good gingerbread cookie recipe for building gingerbread houses and it is fragrant and full of flavour. The dough is easy to handle and makes nice firm cookies. This will be my go-to recipe whenever I need to make decorative special treats. I made 2 batches. First one batch was made according to the recipe; those were used for the houses. Second batch I used less flour (can't remember how much less, but no more than 1/4 cup) and the cookies turned out light and crispy; those were good for eating with tea/coffee.

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vtwluvsgoodfood February 10, 2015

I used this recipe for gingerbread houses and they turned out great! I loved the clove water as it took away the full kick of ground clove that can be overbearing. If you like your cookie super spicy you might want to add ground clove but I prefer the clove water. I rolled the dough using a fondant rolling pin to 3/16

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alishacr December 24, 2014

These had a strong molasses flavour and needed more spice. Great dough to work with, though. Very easy to handle.

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Jen in Victoria, BC December 11, 2013

These cookies are AMAZING! I didn't have molasses though so I used 1/2 dark brown sugar and 1/2 honey. The dough broke up quiet a few times but was very easy to mold back together, loved working with the easy to mold dough. So yummy, thank you so much.

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Spiphibus December 12, 2010

The best for soft gingerbread that I have been able to find.I had one years and years ago but wasn't able to get the recipe.I think the next time I make them I will double the ginger,add ground cloves(in addition to the clove water),and add some allspice as we like things very spiced in my house.I will also increase the sugar a half cup or so because I don't frost mine...I just like them plain.Thanks for posting!

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ChefWantABe December 10, 2010

This was a nice and simple gingerbread recipe for soft cookies. Really great flavor!!

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Charita C. December 10, 2009
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