Gingerbread Cookies: deliciously soft, chewy, and perfect for house building. These gingerbread cookies are an excellent cookie for celebrating the holidays, with a great rich flavor, and a consistency that holds its shape while baking fun designs.
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These Gingerbread Cookies were so fun to figure out how to make. Trying several recipes, my goal was to find something that would get me that delicious gingerbread taste, be soft enough that I wanted to eat it. (I like soft cookies), And sturdy enough to make a gingerbread house out of.
I really messed with this Gingerbread Cookie recipe a lot to get it perfect. But I want to say that the determining factors are things like how hot your oven runs, and how thick you cut your dough.Watch the edges. For my cookies, I cooked about 6 minutes. For the house parts I did about 7.5-8.5 minutes to insure they were not going to fall apart or fold in half when I added frosting and decorations.
Play Dough Soft
So, when I first pulled my dough out of the fridge, it was SUPER HARD. Even after a warm up period, it was still too hard, and crumbly. So I added butter and water. Those additions have been reflected below, but the point is, if the consistency is wrong, add a little of this or that until you get a good cookie dough consistency. Like play dough.
Below you will find a couple links for buying gingerbread house, cookie cutters. I am planning to use mine for our Christmas morning family party. Should be lots of fun!
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And I had to include one more picture because it was just too cute! This is my youngest. She was loving the cookies so much she pushed my flour bucket up to the counter so she could climb up and get them herself. She ate about 7 before I caught her.