Delicious and Easy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Thank you to Karena Lofton for sharing this recipe in the Mavens group (which she says is always a crowd favorite)! 

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  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice *brings out flavor*
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt)
  3. Cream the butter and 1 cup sugar
  4. Add the egg and beat until fully incorporated
  5. Add the orange juice and molasses (I use light molasses) until combined
  6. Add in the dry ingredients in small batches until just combined
  7. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. If you can’t, at least put it in the freezer for a half an hour.
  8. In about 2 tablespoon balls, roll into the 1/4 cup sugar and flatten so it looks like the thickness of a double stuff Oreo, really thick but clearly flattened.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes

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