Christmas Cookies – Day 8

Today’s Christmas cookie is Gingerbread Cookies.  Not gingersnaps.  These cookies are a little crispy on the outside, but soft and chewy in the middle.  I make these every year at Christmas and often at other times as well.  They are one of mine and Dane’s favorites.

cookies gingerbread

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • about 2/3 cup sugar, to roll the cookies in

Directions:

  • Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Add egg and molasses.
  • Combine dry ingredients in another bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  • Press each ball gently with a fork to make design on top.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

Hope you enjoy!

 

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