Gingerbread Cutout Cookies with Peppermint Icing

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Gingerbread Cutout Cookies with Peppermint Icing
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Yield
96 cookies
Recipe by: Carrie F. for Eggland's Best

Split the dough up and use it for multiple batches or make a large batch to share with family and friends.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 lb. dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Eggland’s Best Egg (large), room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Icing

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons meringue powder

Nutrition

Serving Size
1 cookie
Calories
96
Fat
3 g
  Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
11 mg
Sodium
46 mg
Carbohydrates
17 g
Dietary Fiber
trace
Protein
1 g
Preparation

Cookies

In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the molasses and eggs (one at a time), mixing to combine.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, baking soda, and salt.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Once the dough starts to come together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until well combined.

Divide the dough into two disks and wrap each with plastic wrap. Place any dough that you are not using in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 375 F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of dough to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.

You might need to add more flour if the dough is too sticky.

Cut out shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure the cookies are 1 inch apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Cool completely before removing cookies from the pan.

Icing

In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the confectioners’ sugar, water, peppermint extract, and meringue powder until icing forms peaks (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).

Note: For stiff icing (used for outlining), use 1 tablespoon less water. For the thinned (flood) royal icing add an additional teaspoon of water at a time until you reach a good consistency.

Filed Under: Dessert, Christmas

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