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Family Recipes | Gingerbread cookies | Panama City Family Photographer

Family Recipes | Gingerbread cookies | Panama City Family Photographer

If there’s one thing that I love, it’s Christmas traditions.


Every year we bake cookies, decorate the house and listen to Christmas music.


My tried and true family cookie recipes are always amazing.


Today I’ll be sharing our gingerbread cookie recipe!

Morse Gingerbread Cookies


6 tbsp butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp grated lemon peel

3 cups flour

3 tsp ground ginger

1 – 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 1/4 tsp cinnamon


Cream butter and brown sugar together.

Add molasses, egg, vanilla and lemon peel.


In another bowl whisk flour, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves.


Slowly add flour mixture into buttered mixture.


Divide dough into two balls.


Cover with saran wrap or foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes.

Let cool before frosting or decorating cookies.


Helpful tips:

Since there are so many ingredients, measure them out into smaller little bowls.

So when you begin making the cookies, everything is already measured out and you just have to grab the bowl and add it to the batter.

It saves time (especially when the little ones are helping you)!


When you go to roll out the dough, flour surface first.

Make sure the dough is rolled evenly.

Don’t roll the dough too thin or too thick- usually about 1/4 inch is a good thickness.



After we had a bunch of extra gingerbread cookie dough left, Dame suggested I make the gingerbread houses.

Literally, I am not trying to be this ridiculous, it just happened.

I cut squares and baked them, then left them out for a few days to get stale.

It didn’t work as well as I hoped- next time I’m going to roll them a little thinner.


We decorated the gingerbread houses and I’m pretty happy with the way they turned out- so was Flurry!

If you bake some of these cookies, share them with me!







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