The best gingerbread cookies!

Shhhhh… don’t tell anyone, but I have a secret…  These are the first gingerbread cookies I’ve ever made.   I was searching for the kind where I could make cute little gingerbread men to decorate, because I thought that would be a fun activity to do with the kids.  But I stumbled across this recipe instead:  Big Soft Gingerbread Cookies from AllRecipes.com. I never thought I’d be a gingerbread cookie fan, but these are AMAZING.

The BEST Soft Gingerbread Cookies - These are seriously delicious, and they make the house smell amazing!

I love choosing recipes where at least a couple hundred people have reviewed it with 5 stars.  This one had over 3600 five star reviews!  You’ve gotta trust the masses!  So I had to give it a try.

I adapted the recipe slightly and made these gingerbread cookies a few nights ago and they were absolutely delicious!  It made about 2.5 dozen cookies and they disappeared within 2 days.  And I’m not even a cookie fan!

They are moist and soft and perfectly spiced, and even though I didn’t expect myself to become a gingerbread cookie fan, I’m craving them already and as soon as I get the time I’m going to make them again!  They really are the best!

The BEST Soft Gingerbread Cookies - These are seriously delicious, and they make the house smell amazing!

Big Soft Ginger Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses.
  4. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture.
  5. Shape dough into 1" (25mm) sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar.
  6. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven.
  8. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

 

The BEST Soft Gingerbread Cookies - These are seriously delicious, and they make the house smell amazing!

One Little Project’s review = a BIG 5 stars!  Just a word of advice – If you are making these for the first time, be prepared to eat them.  A lot of them. You might have to make another batch if you had planned to take them somewhere.

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  • Monique

    These cookies look awesome and delish! I cannot wait to bake a batch of your yummy cookies. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Julie

    I made these last night and 3 of us sat here and ate the whole pan! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe!

  • elaina

    yummy… a link to print this would be GREAT!

    • http://onelittleproject.com/ Debbie @ One Little Project

      Thanks Elaina! I didn’t realize this recipe didn’t have a printable recipe, so I just added one. Hope that helps!