Gingerbread cookies


From Everyday Diabetic Recipes
Studies have found that ginger provides a load of health benefits, including soothing unsettled tummies, reducing blood cholesterol, and a whole lot more. When you make these fun gingerbread cookies, you can sit back and enjoy all their benefits!                   

What You'll Need:

  •  1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened                                                                                
  • 1/4 cup sugar                                                                         
  • 1/2 cup molasses                                                                               
  • 1 egg                                                                          
  • 3.5 cups all-purpose flour                                                                              
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda                                                                             
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground ginger                                                                          
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

What To Do:                                                                                                           

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, molasses, and egg.
  2. In another medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Gradually add to the butter mixture; mix until smooth.
  3.  Refrigerate dough for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into your favorite shapes with cookie cutters and place on the baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.