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Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments
Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
1 hr 28 mins
Servings: 2 -3 dozen
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Royal icing and assorted gel coloring.
  1. Combine butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer. Don't over mix.
  2. Add egg and mix then, add molasses. Whisk all other dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to the mixer and combine.
  4. Once large gingerbread dough ball is created remove and cut into 4 sections.
  5. Roll out each section between two pieces of parchment paper, lightly flour base paper.
  6. Lay each piece of rolled out gingerbread flat on a baking tray.
  7. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Remove chilled gingerbread one at a time and cut with cookie cutters.
  10. Use a straw to pierce the dough and create a hole in the top of the cookie for hanging.
  11. Bake for 6-8 minutes until lightly brown.
  12. String loops through cookie holes and hang on tree.
  13. Mix assorted royal icing colors and decorate as desired.