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Gingerbread Cookies

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

These gingerbread cookies produce a soft and chewy cookie that is easy to make and delicious to eat!
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 32 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 50 cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TB sour cream
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    In a large size bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together. Add the eggs and continue to mix until until combined.
  • Mix the molasses, sour cream, and vanilla into the egg mixture. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix until the flour is no longer visible. 
  • Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out the dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire cooking rack.  Once cooled, decorate with your choice of frosting and sprinkles. 
Keyword Christmas