Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Soft Gingerbread Cookies bring all the homey flavors of the classic with a chewy bite! The perfect holiday cookie for dunking in hot cocoa!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Glazing 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 46 Cookies
- 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 cup molasses
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- 4 to 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour more for rolling dough
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
Add brown sugar, molasses, and shortening to a medium saucepan. Melt mixture over medium-low heat just until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and 1/4 cup cold water. Let cool to room temperature.
When cool, mix in egg, salt, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well combined. Add 4 cups flour and mix well, adding up to 1/2 cup more flour if the dough seems sticky. Shape into a ball, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Using a medium cookie scoop, shape dough into balls. Place on cookie sheets, 2 inches apart, do not flatten.
Bake in preheated oven, 10-12 minutes or until risen and no longer shiny. Set cookie sheets on a wire rack and allow cookies to cool a few minutes on cookies sheet then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger, and 2 tablespoons of milk until smooth. Whisk in remaining milk, as needed, to get a texture that can be drizzled.
Set completely cooled cookies on wax paper. Drizzle glaze with the end of a fork on cookies. Let glaze set completely before serving.
Serving: 1/46 of the recipe | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg