The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas Cookies

by Josh Johnson

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas isn’t complete without gingerbread in my book, and these cookies that I found over on Becky Bakes totally looked like they’d fit the bill. I’ve only made gingerbread from scratch once before so I was a bit hesitant about it at first, but thought why the hell not. Lord, I am so glad I went against my better judgement. This recipe is going down as my go to Christmas cookie!

Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies
(Adapted from Becky Bakes Recipe)

3 cups flour
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco, at room temperature
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Hershey chocolate drops

Whisk flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Set aside.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Using a mixer, cream together Crisco and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Add molasses, egg and vanilla; beat well.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown.

Immediately press a drop into the center of each cookie.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

The Kentucky Gent Christmas Cookies Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

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