The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies
143 mins (prep 135, cooking 8)
13 ingredients
24 servings
This is my very favorite gingerbread cookie recipe. The dough is so firm and nice to work with and is so wonderful smelling that it is almost like a stress reliever. These disappear in lightning speed in my house! This recipe is adapted from a recipe in the Joy of Cooking and according to the entry they only have 3 grams of fat per cookie! If you want crisp cookies roll out very thin. Thicker cookies = softer cookies, thinner cookies= crisper cookies. If the dough is too sticky, chilling should help. **I noticed a lot of people have been having some sticky dough issues. You need to make sure you let the dough rest at LEAST two hours. For some reason this helps make the dough more workable. I live in FL and we have terrible humidity, but I have never had a problem with sticky dough in this recipe.

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Serving Size (27.6 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 105.92 Calories from Fat 28.44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.16g 116.79%
Saturated Fat 1.93g 231.1%
Trans Fat 0.12g %
Cholesterol 7.95mg 63.6%
Sodium 99.97mg 99.97%
Total Carbohydrate 17.79g 142.31%
Dietary Fiber 0.53 g 50.46%
Sugars 5.62 g %
Protein 1.65g 79.41%
Vitamin A 93.27IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 36.45mg% Iron 1.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground ginger, ground cloves, dark brown sugar, large egg, finely grated lemon zest