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Gingerbread is just one of those things that is synonymous with the holidays. There is something about walking into a room and smelling gingerbread baking that brings comfort and happiness during this season.
One of our favorite things to do each Christmas is to participate in a cookie exchange. Have you ever went to one before? They are really so much fun and such a neat way to try different cookies!
These Gingerbread Holly Cookies are so simple and easy to make! I think they will quickly become a family favorite and a hit at your next cookie swap!
Below is the recipe to make the Gingerbread Holly Cookie. Enjoy!
Gingerbread Holly Cookie
Gingerbread Holly Cookie Recipe
– 2 1/4 cups Flour
– 1 tsp Baking Soda
– 1/2 tsp Salt
– 2 tsp Ground Ginger
– 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
– 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
– 3/4 cup Butter, softened (bring to room temp on a counter)
– 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. Sugar, divided
– 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
– 1 Egg
– 1/4 cup Molasses
– 2 tsp Vanilla
– 1 pkg. White Chocolate Melts
– Holly Jolly Sprinkles
Parchment paper/non-stick silicone baking mat
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper, wax paper, or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and both sugars until light a fluffy.
3. Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla and blend well.
4. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, soda, salt, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir this into the sugar mixture until well combined.
5. Roll dough into about 1 ½ inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Dip a glass into the extra sugar and press each cookie until flattened just slightly for thicker cookies.
For crispier cookies, gently press each cookie a bit more thinner.
*Life Hack: If you happen to notice that the cookie dough is a bit sticky, please the dough in the fridge for about 20/30 minutes so the dough can chill.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, remove the baking sheets from the oven and let them cool slightly. After a few minutes, remove the cookies from the baking sheet and
place them on a wire rack to finish the cooling process.
7. Melt the chocolate per package directions and dip half of each cookie into the chocolate and lay back on the baking sheet. Place 2 little holly leaves and 3 red holly balls onto the chocolate.
8. Let the cookies sit until the chocolate hardens.
9. Very pretty and delicious holiday cookies!
Do you have a favorite gingerbread cookie recipe? When in December do you start baking Christmas cookies?