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Merry Christmas!

It is Cookie Week here at 123imaginationalive and one of the best smelling doughs we create here at our farmhouse is Gingerbread Cookie made with REAL molasses!

This is the easiest recipe to whip up and yields so MUCH dough.

It also freezes really well. I love to freeze cookie dough. Sometimes in whole batches, sometime in round cookie dough balls for easy baking.

This morning I just made a batch of gingerbread cookie dough for our Cookie Party we are having this week. Our house smells so YUMMY!

So add this recipe to your list of favorites and check out the other recipes we love here.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe with REAL molasses!

1 cup of white sugar
1 cup of (room temperature) butter
1 cup of molasses
2 eggs
a pinch of salt
1/3 cup of hot water
1 TBS baking soda
1 TBS ground ginger
6 cups of all purpose flour ( I use bread flour) you will need extra for rolling cookies out.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In large bowl, cream together butter, and white sugar. Add eggs on at a time. Add molasses and the hot water. Mix well.
In another Large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, soda and ginger.
Add dry to wet in small amounts until blended to form a soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness, using more flour if needed.
Dough should not be sticky. Cut into desired shapes and place onto uncreased cookie sheets. ( I ALWAYS use parchment paper)
Bake for 9 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool on cooking racks.

Yield several dozen depending on the size of the cookie cutters.

Let the kids have fun creating all kids of shapes and designs.

For each place setting I set out a plate full of sprinkles. I organized the sprinkles by filling tiny cupcake liners with different varieties. I set out tubes of frosting too.

Adults like making them too!

Love the ginger bread lady!

Box them for gift giving,

Make sure that you have plenty of milk on hand!

I bake mine ahead of time for cookie parties!
That way you spend more time with family and friends and having fun creating!

Makes great activity for kids in groups, like school, church, or fundraisers.

Store in an airtight container.

I always recommend baking cookies with friends it is so much more fun!

You know who you are...😏

Happy Baking and Creating!