Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread and gingersnaps have a long history related to Christmas - gingerbread houses, gingerbread men, and even gingersnap tree ornaments. I keep it simple with my Gingerbread Cookies that have a snap on the outside, but chewy on the inside!

1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

- Combine first five ingredients. Beat well.
- Sift dry ingredients together, then add to wet. Stir until just combined, don't over work dough.
- Form into balls and roll in white sugar. Place on baking sheet and flatten slightly.
- Bake @ 375° for 10 minutes.


  1. This is definitely a classic recipe and one of my favourites.
    (Did you see my gingerbread cookie post?)

  2. Your gingerbread cookies looks fabulous! This is one delicious festive cookie!

  3. Alison, I have just made these and they are DIVINE! What a fantastic recipe, such a great balance of flavours and the crunchy chewy thing they have going on is positively addictive. I'm going to try to link to this recipe from my facebook page and I will tweet it too. Great recipe!!

  4. I have a recipe that is very similar to this one and I *ADORE* these golden, chewy little gems! YUMMY!!!