Homemade Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Homemade Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Homemade Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Let me start by saying that I do not love gingerbread and so I do not make it.  But, my husband loves it and asked if I would make some this year.  And I, of course, said I would give it a try.  I found a recipe online and decided to give it a go.  It didn’t look like it made very many so I doubled it.

Homemade Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Homemade Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Turns out, it made quite a few.

Homemade Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

Homemade Holiday Gingerbread Cookies

A lot in fact, like 75 cookies!  There was one more tray of cookies in addition to these three!  And he loved them!

cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup honey

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cloves

decorations

frosting

Christmas sprinkles

chocolate chips, googly eyes, red hots, etc

1  Preheat oven to 350.

2  Cream together butter, sugar, molasses and honey.

3  In another bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Add to wet ingredients and mix well.

4  On a well floured surface, in batches, roll dough to 1/4″ thickness and cut out with cookie cutters.

5  Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 8 – 10 minutes until nicely browned and sturdy.

6  Decorate as desired when completely cooled.

I decided to make my life a little easier and so I bought this Wilton cookie frosting at Michaels:

Wilton Cookie Icing

It worked like a dream!  I highly recommend it!  You just warm it up in the microwave and then start using it right from the bottles.

PS  I can’t remember where I got this recipe from.

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