Gingerbread Cookies without Molasses

Molasses is usually used in the making of classic gingerbread cookies. But, if you don’t have molasses in your home and don’t have time to go out to the grocery store to buy it, don’t worry. You can still make delicious gingerbread cookies without molasses.

The recipe for gingerbread cookies is really easy to follow, which requires simple ingredients. Try to use different cookie cutter shapes like stars, trees, flowers, and of course, gingerbread man shapes. Don’t worry; if you don’t have cookie cutters, you can cut round cookies with the help of a glass.

After baking the cookies, let them cool and then start icing to decorate them according to your taste. Use different colors in icing to make this process fun, and engage your kids in making gingerbread cookies to enjoy more in the kitchen.

Follow the step-by-step recipe given below for perfect results. Have fun!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar, for sprinkling
  • Icing of your choice

How to make gingerbread cookies

Preheat the oven at 350F. Arrange the baking dish with parchment paper.

Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and spices (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon).

In another bowl, mix butter and brown sugar until combined. Add honey, egg, and vanilla and mix again until well combined.

Start adding flour to the butter mixture and mix them well to combine.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Flour the surface and start rolling the dough. Keep the thickness around 1/8 inches. Cut the cookies with your favorite cookie cutter.

Place the cookies on the baking dish and bake for 12 minutes in a preheated oven.

Once baked, remove from the oven. Place on a cooling rack. Sprinkle with icing sugar and decorate the cookies with icing of your choice.

Delicious gingerbread cookies are ready! Enjoy them with your kids.

Gingerbread Cookies without Molasses
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Gingerbread Cookies without Molasses

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Rehan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar, for sprinkling
  • Icing of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 350F. Arrange the baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and spices (ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon).
  • In another bowl, mix butter and brown sugar until combined. Add honey, egg, and vanilla and mix again until well combined.
  • Start adding flour to the butter mixture and mix them well to combine.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Flour the surface and start rolling the dough. Keep the thickness around 1/8 inches. Cut the cookies with your favorite cookie cutter.
  • Place the cookies on the baking dish and bake for 12 minutes in a preheated oven.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven. Place on a cooling rack. Sprinkle with icing sugar and decorate the cookies with icing of your choice.
  • Delicious gingerbread cookies are ready! Enjoy them withyour kids.

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