This is the season for gingerbread cookies and I have a lot of fun baking with my children all the time. It’s a great way to bond with them and ask them about their day.
Our favorite cookies to make together are gingerbread ones, without molasses. My children love these gingerbread cookies because they a bit mild compared to those with molasses.
Here’s how we make them.
- 1 ⅓ cup salted butter at room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 4 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 2 eggs
- Mix all the butter, extracts, sugar, and eggs together in one bowl. You can mix by hand using a wooden spoon. Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer and set the whisk attachment at medium speed for the wet ingredients. For the dry ingredients, use the paddle attachment at low speed.
- Combine the flour, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger, and salt in a separate bowl.
- Mix both bowls together.
- Make the dough then refrigerate.
- Set the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Form the cookies to the shape you want using cookie cutters.
- Bake them for approximately 10 minutes.
- Decorate them.