Funny reading the other reviews. People either thought too much spice or not enough! I have a few gingerbread recipes saved in my main cookbook and I've been going thru them to find the one I like best. I feel that a gingerbread cookie should taste like GINGER... go figure! Otherwise just make a molasses cookie into shapes instead! :op I think I will keep this recipe as it has the best mix of molasses to ginger and a lower amount of butter than the others that I tried. I was intrigued by a suggestion to use maple syrup in place of molasses. I may try that sometime.
My first attempt at gingerbread, and it was much easier than I anticipated. I'm not a huge gingerbread fan, but these were really yummy. My tip would be, don't be shy about flouring your dough and rolling surface generously. My first pass was a little hard to handle, but after patting it repeatedly with flour it was a snap. Baked small stars and circles for eating with Pumpkin Pie Dip #25730 and it was awesome. The hit of the party, hands down!
They come runnin' just as fast as they can... cause every kid's crazy 'bout a Gingerbread Man!!After borrowing The Gingerbread Man from our local library, the kids needed one of their own, that didn't run too fast! Finally, a Gingerbread recipe that isn't *too* sweet nor *too* gingery - they are Just Right! Great even for small children, but still maintain that yummy gingery flavor. I made combined cookie sheets with very small cut-outs as well as big Gingerboys, a bit over 1/4" thick. The tiny stars came out just barely crisp and the boys soft on the inside and firm enough to "walk" (did I mention the small children?) at 7 minutes. Thanks for my new Gingerbread recipe!!!
I LOVE spicy cookies, and this was my first attempt at proper gingerbread cookies. I have replaced the molasses with golden syrup and for some reason the cookies got eaten without being iced. Maybe next time...
This is a great recipe. My grandaughters and I made gingerbread boys for Christmas and had such fun together decorating them. The dough is so easy to work with they had no problemj with rolling and cutting. The plus is they tasted really good. Everyone at our annual Christmas Eve party commented on how cute and how good they were. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Yuo, these are WONDERFUL. Never tried making gingerbread cookies before and these were so simple. Froze the dough for a couple days before I needed it, didn't cause any issues, even froze the cookies and all was good! The batter was a touch sticky at first but once I got my hands in there, it got better. Quite the arm workout since I don't have a big stand mixer. Everyone raved about them and couldn't get enough. Will become a staple in my baking arensal!
While this was an easy/fun recipe to make with my son, unfortunately the cookies turned out very dry and bitter tasting. I followed the recipe to a t. Perhaps to much flour? Not sure. I will not likely be making these again though.
I followed original recipe, very disappointed, dough basically fell apart when trying to roll out and flour was the only distinct taste. I probably should have read reviews first, but seeing all the 5 stars, just assumed would be fantastic. I will try again at some point, but feel 3 cups of flour is too much.
This makes EXTREMELY tasty gingerbread cookies that, as far as cookies go, are surprisingly low on the sugar content. Aside from never having lemons on hand to zest when making these, have made them several times & followed the recipe exactly each time with the same VERY irresistible results!<br/><br/>Notes & hints: <br/>- For those of you like myself who do not own a KitchenAid stand mixer, a basic hand mixer works fine for combining the butter, brown sugar & egg. (A little elbow grease will be needed to combine everything by hand at the end, but that is a small workout that can be used to justify eating one more cookie when done!) <br/><br/>- Follow the recipe to the letter, dividing the dough in half & letting both rest at room temperature for at least 2 hours as stated. Yes, the dough is a bit on the sticky side when all ingredients are first combined, but dividing it in half & letting it rest for a few hours allows it to dry slightly, resulting in a very workable "Play-doh"-like texture. <br/><br/>- Unlike several other reviewers who note sticking issues, have found on every occasion so far that the dough can be easily rolled out with minimal sprinkling of flour to keep it from sticking. (The key to this may be with allowing it to rest as noted above.) Have also easily rolled out, cut out, then transferred shapes to a parchment paper covered baking sheets with NO need to chill anything in the freezer first. <br/><br/>Very well done - this is sure to be a family favorite for years to come. Thank you!!!
By far and away the BEST Gingerbread cookies I've ever made. The last batch from a marathon day of Christmas cookie baking, I left Gingerbread dough in fridge overnight to roll out in the morning. Dough was firm but still very moist. It held up well with a well floured board and rolling pin though, no sticking and tolerant of scrap re-roll. I did not cook this on the stove, threw everything in my Kitchenaid mixer and it came out great. Dusted with powdered sugar, bomb-diggity good!