Delicious gingerbread cookies drizzled with colored chocolate- who says you can only have these cookies at Christmas?!?
I love gingerbread. Goodness, it is probably my favorite cookie at Christmas. My go-to recipe is my grandma’s, and it is already shared on Easybaked (here)- but it is TOTALLY worth sharing again! I made these last week for a friend who requested gingerbread cookies, and I couldn’t resist decorating them up for Easter. They were so cute that I thought I’d share them with you! Once Easter has passed, cut these into flowers or butterflies for spring! So. Fun!
Here’s how we made them: (printable recipe here)
INGREDIENTS: (makes about 36 medium egg-shaped cookies)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of dark molasses
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 5 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of cloves
- Wilton’s candy melts in a variety of colors (just maybe 1/4 cup of each color)
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- Cream together butter and sugar.
- Beat in egg, molasses and vinegar.
- Blend in sifted dry ingredients.
- Chill 2-3 hours (this is optional- I have found that the dough rolls out pretty well right away)
- Roll 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick on a floured counter or board and cut into egg shapes.
- Place on cookie sheets covered in parchment paper.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.
- Check often- take out when cookies have risen slightly. Slide parchment paper off cookie sheet onto counter with cookies on top. Cool.
- Melt Candy Melts in individual bowls in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
- Spoon each color into a small zip-top bag and seal.
- Clip a tiny corner off, and pipe back and forth over each cookie, adding as many fun colored stripes as you wish!
My thoughts: I love these cookies all year round. There is something fun about having the scent of gingerbread in the house during spring. New tradition I think!!! 😉 I hope you get a chance to try these! ~r
Other spring recipe ideas: (click on a photo to see the recipe)