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Best-Ever Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 90

Fill your house with the best-ever aroma with spicy gingerbread cookies. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
egg
1/4
cup plus 2 tablespoons molasses
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 1/4
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1
tablespoon ground ginger
1
tablespoon ground cinnamon
2
teaspoons ground cloves
1 1/2
teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
2/3
cup granulated or coarse sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in egg and molasses. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat. In small bowl, place granulated sugar. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. On cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set and soft in center. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store tightly covered up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

  • Shannon Bills from Indio, CA created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.
  • "I love gingerbread cookies, but I am a sucker for chewy cookies, which most gingerbread cookies are not. So I devised this recipe and came up with the most delicious, moist and chewy gingerbread cookies ever. You will be sure to make these every year! We make these every Christmas Eve and they rarely last a day past Christmas!" Shannon Bills
  • Look for cooking parchment paper with the waxed paper, foil and plastic wrap at the grocery store. Silicone baking mats are becoming widely available and are now sold in a variety of stores.
  • You can use light or dark molasses in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Looking for a sweet and spicy cookie that’s more cushy than crunchy? You’ve come to the right recipe! These soft and chewy treats take everything we love about classic gingerbread cookies—the warming blend of spices (ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice), the multi-faceted sweetness and the unmistakable aroma that fills the kitchen—and tweak them for a different, much softer texture. With this recipe, you can also skip the step of rolling out the dough—simply combine your ingredients, shape the cookies into sugar-covered balls and place them on your parchment-lined cookie sheet. There are lots of different kinds of gingerbread in the world—it’s popular in many different forms throughout Europe, in particular—but if you’ve never tried a soft gingerbread cookie, this is the perfect recipe to start with!

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