These are hands down the BEST gingerbread cookies I have ever had.
This recipe made thick, soft, delicious cookies. Emilie made them last night and we decorated them with homemade icing, red hots and jelly beans. Recipe source: http://theparsimoniousprincess.blogspot.com/search?q=gingerbread+cookies
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks), softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup molasses
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. ground ginger
5 cups all-purpose flour
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
Add molasses. Mix.
In a separate bowl, combine the soda, salt, spices, and flour. Add to the wet mixture. Mix until smooth.
Once your dough has chilled, roll it out onto a floured countertop until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
On a lined or greased baking sheet, bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until just golden brown. Let the cookies cool on wire racks before you decorate.
We used homemade icing that we put in a large plastic bag with a hole cut at the edge to squeeze the icing from before adding the candy.