Gingerbread Cookies

christmas cookie recipes

– 3 cups AP Flour

– 2 tsp Baking Powder

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 1 TBSP ground Ginger

– 2 tsp ground Cinnamon

– 1/4 tsp ground Cloves

– 1/4 tsp ground All Spice

– 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened

– 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

– 1 Egg

– 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

– 1/2 cup Molasses

– 2 TBSP Maple Syrup

– Your favorite White Icing, for decorating

Beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, molasses, and maple syrup.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture until just incorporated.  With your hand, knead dough until smooth. Divide into 2 balls and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

When ready to bake, let dough come to room temperature before rolling out. Roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely.

Once cool, decorate cookies with icing.