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Soft Gingerbread Cookies decorated

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

These Soft Gingerbread Cookies perfectly spiced and have a soft, chewy texture. They bring all the holiday spirit and taste just as good as they look!
Course Dessert
Servings 24 3" cookies


  • 1 1/2 c molasses
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2/3 c cold water
  • 1/3 c shortening
  • 6 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the molasses, brown sugar, water and shortening.
  • Add the flour, soda, salt and spices; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Roll the dough on a floured surface to about 5/8 inch thick.
  • Cut with a floured cutter and place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart on a parchment-lined (or silicon baking mat-lined) cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes (depending on cutter size) and let cool on a cooling rack.
  • Decorate as desired.
Keyword cookies, gingerbread