Each year I like to share a new recipe for Christmas time!! The last few years I have enjoyed making gingerbread village for my mantle, so this year I thought I would share my recipe with all of you. Every year we deliver our Christmas cards to all of our neighbours with a yummy treat, this year it was these cute tiny Gingerbread stars and they were the perfect treat. I hope you enjoy my favourite all time Classic Gingerbread Cookies.
- 2 1/4 cups white flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground clove
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp table salt
- 10 tablespoons softened butter
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/2 tsp white vinegar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sugar to sprinkle on top
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- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
- Using a mixer, beat the brown sugar and butter on medium speed until fluffy, a minute or so. Add the molasses, egg, white vinegar and vanilla and beat on medium speed until smooth.
- With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients, beating just until combined.
- Place dough on a sheet of parchment paper and cover with flour , then fold the parchment paper to make a package for each portion. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking sheets by lining them with clean parchment paper .
- Cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter of your choice. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets, leaving several inches between cookies.
- Sprinkle the cookies with the coarse sugar and bake them for 8-10 minutes. For my tiny stars, I only cooked them for 4 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheets from the oven and place cookies on a cooling rack!
I hop you enjoy the yummiest classic Gingerbread cookies around! These make the best gingerbread villages and leave your whole home smelling amazing! I have a few other favourites this time of year like my Candy Cane Oreo Fudge and Salted Chocolate and Almond Toffee! What are your favourite things to bake over the holiday season? Leave me a comment below.