Monday, December 21, 2009

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Someone thought these were good.

I left the room for 2 minutes... and when I came back 3 gingerbread men were missing from the cooling rack. Hmmmm. I think we'll be making these again.

They are soft, yet have crunchy edges, and are only made with 3 T butter! Thus, they are fairly healthy for you too.

Soft Gingerbread Cookies - Adapted from Taste of Home

3 T butter, softened
3 T applesauce
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C molasses
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C white wheat flour
1 1/2 C wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ginger
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cloves

Cream together butter, applesauce and sugar.

Then, add egg, vanilla, and molasses.

While the mixture is creaming, mix together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until the dough balls up.

Then, place dough into the bowl you used to mix the dry ingredients, cover and keep in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Then roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into 1/4 inch thickness, and cut out gingerbread (and other shapes) using cookie cutters.

Bake cookies at 350 for 7-10 minutes, until the edges are firm.

Cool on the tray for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Make sure you make an equal amount of gingerbread men and women... no gender discrimination here.

Nope, not us. There is no way there would be TWO piles of gingerbread men and 4 gingerbread women.

That's what happens when you give your hubby a cookie cutter....

This post is linked to:
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Save Room for Dessert
Ingredient Spotlight


  1. Uhhhh..I thought they all looked the same. How do you tell them apart? he he Does this mean I need to go buy another cookie cutter. Apparently I only have one male or one female. Not sure which one it is.
    We might HAVE to make these today!!

  2. Well if three were gone that is a good sign that the cookies were awesome. Have a Merry Christmas.

  3. Where do you find a folling mat like that?

  4. Thx for taking the time to respond to my question. I tried making the bark again last night and it worked. I guess I had a bad batch of chocolate the 1st time.
    Merry Christmas to you and Frog Prince!
    BTW, the twins birthday was a blast. I used your spaghetti sauce recipe for the was a HIT! Thx!

  5. Disappearing cookies are ALWAYS a good sign of success! I love the smell of gingerbread...we're working on a gingerbread barn today!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Oops sorry. That was me. I ate the cookies straight from the pan. Or at least, it would have been me if I were there because I would not have been able to resist! These look fantastic.

  7. Did you catch your cookie snatcher? 'Cuz I think he's been visiting my house, too!

  8. too many cookies... too fat to enjoy

    But I do so love the soft chewy ones

  9. Ooo, gorgeous cookies! I love the sound of these ones =D.

  10. These sound yummY! I haven't made gingerbread cookies this year. I might have to make these when my mom gets here. :D

  11. They look good!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT. Have a blessed Christmas with your family and friends.

  12. That first picture was so cute! I love gingerbread men!

  13. Those look great, I love gingerbread. Its nice you have all that help too!

  14. I love gingerbread but have never made any. Your cookies are making me hungry!

  15. These look so tempting. How could anyone resist?
    Thank you for participating in Save Room for Dessert.

  16. I'm going to make these soon for sure! Looks so yummy!!

  17. I've been looking for a recipe like this. I want to make the eyes with raisins. That's such a good and holiday tasting combo to me.

  18. Thanks for linking at our virtual cookie swap! Looks delicious!


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