Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Author Becky's Mindful Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 T ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 6 T butter soften
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup molasses or 1/4 c molasses and 1/4 c honey if you don't like the taste of molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: a few tsps of orange zest lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg. Mix in the molasses, vanilla and zest. Add in spices then finally the flour. Roll out the dough (if you want to chill dough first you can for a few hours or overnight) to about 1/4 in thickness. I recommend rolling out between parchment paper and then simply removing top layer and transferring to a baking sheet. Cut out shapes. Bake for 8-10 min. Let cool to harden.