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Extra Spicy Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 16 to 20 cookies



Prepare the extra spicy gingerbread cookie dough

  • Sift together into a bowl the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the brown sugar and butter and stir using a wooden spoon or a food processor.
  • Add in the ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, cayenne pepper powder, and salt. Continue to slowly stir.
  • Add in the eggs and molasses and slowly stir to combine.
  • Add in the flour mix and water, and continue to slowly stir until the dough is thickened and consistent.
  • Cover the dough and let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Bake the cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Roll out 1/3 of the dough until cookie thin on a pre-floured surface.
  • Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out cookie shapes.
  • Place the cookies onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, approximately 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, then removed from the heat and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  • Decorate your gingerbread cookies with your favorite icing.