Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

holiday gingerbread cookies

Happy holidays friends! We love this time of the year and what better way to celebrate than with holiday gingerbread cookies!

Tools

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixer
  • Zester
  • Plastic wrap
  • Refrigerator
  • Rolling pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Gingerbread cookie cutters
  • Cooling rack
  • Oven

Ingredients

Gingerbread cookies

  • Brown sugar (¾ cup)
  • Large egg
  • All-purpose flour (3 cups)
  • Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
  • Nature’s Flavors Organic Molasses (⅓ cup)
  • Softened butter (¾ cup)
  • Black pepper (½ teaspoon)
  • Ginger (ground, 1 tablespoon)
  • Cinnamon (ground, 1 teaspoon)
  • Cloves, (ground, ½ teaspoon)
  • Nutmeg (ground, ¼ teaspoon)
  • Salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Zest of orange
  • Fresh ginger (grated, 2″ piece)
holiday gingerbread cookies

Icing

Directions

Gingerbread cookies

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and Nature’s Flavors Organic Molasses until it becomes fluffy. We recommend mixing for about two minutes.
  2. Beat in the egg and Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract until everything is well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices together.
  4. Slowly begin to add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with the mixer on medium speed.
  5. Then, add the orange zest, fresh ginger, and black pepper to the mixture. Don’t overmix the ingredients though.
  6. Divide the dough into two equal halves. Wrap them up with plastic wrap and allow them to chill in the refrigerator for about 2 – 3 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Place a piece of parchment paper on a stable surface and lightly flour it. You’ll be rolling out the dough here.
  9. Set the dough onto the parchment paper and place another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough.
  10. Using a rolling pin, roll our the dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick. Cut out the gingerbread men with a gingerbread cutter and transfer them onto the baking sheet.
  11. Bake the gingerbread cookies for about 9 to 10 minutes or until they are slightly puffed.
  12. Allow them to cool completely before decorating them with icing.

Icing

  1. In a medium bowl combine Nature’s Flavors Organic Corn Syrup Replacement, Nature’s Flavors Powdered SweetenFX Sugar-free Sugar, Nature’s Flavors Pure Organic Almond Extract, and soy milk. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Enjoy your Holiday Gingerbread Cookies!
holiday gingerbread cookies

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