The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies
The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies
  • prep: 2 hr 15 min
  • cook: 8 min
  • total: 2 hr 23 min
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  • Summary

    This is my very favorite gingerbread cookie recipe. The dough is so firm and nice to work with and is so wonderful smelling that it is almost like a stress reliever. These disappear in lightning speed in my house! This recipe is adapted from a recipe in the Joy of Cooking and according to the entry they only have 3 grams of fat per cookie! If you want crisp cookies roll out very thin. Thicker cookies = softer cookies, thinner cookies= crisper cookies. If the dough is too sticky, chilling should help. **I noticed a lot of people have been having some sticky dough issues. You need to make sure you let the dough rest at LEAST two hours. For some reason this helps make the dough more workable. I live in FL and we have terrible humidity, but I have never had a problem with sticky dough in this recipe.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 24
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 127 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 4.7%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 9.13%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 8 mg 2.54%
    • Sodium: 102 mg 4.23%
    • Calcium: 25 mg 2.55%
    • Potassium: 120 mg 3.42%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.14%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 23 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.28%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.79%
    • Vitamin C 0.19%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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