Gingerbread Cookie Recipe for Christmas Ornaments

I love making edible Christmas ornaments! I’ve already made one set this year, but I couldn’t stop there, so I made these gingerbread cookie ornaments, too. Watch the video below for instructions on how to make these edible ornaments and then scroll down for the full gingerbread cookie recipe.¬†

Videography: super9Films

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Gingerbread cookie recipe:
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup molasses
2 large eggs
5 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Sparkling sugar
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Directions:
  • Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy
  • Add the molasses and mix until combined
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl in between each egg
  • Sift flour, salt and spices, add to butter mixture
  • Mix on low speed until dough forms
  • Split dough into two pieces, wrap in plastic and chill for one hour
  • Roll dough into 1/4″ sheets, chill for 30 minutes
  • Cut out shapes
  • Use round decorating tip 8 to cut holes for ribbon
  • Brush cookies with water, sprinkle with sparkling sugar
  • Freeze for 15 minutes
  • Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, rotate tray after 6 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely before tying on the ribbon
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