Sunday, December 14, 2014

Double Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas cookies as far as the eye can see.
That's what is happening at our house right now. 
Don't get me wrong. I love cookies. I love Christmas cookies even more. 
What I don't like.... is making cookies. They seem to take foreeeeeeever. 
It's okay though. 
I persevere - especially when the result is cookies as delicious as these double gingerbread bad boys.  
Soft and squishy gingerbread with gingerbread M&Ms are sure to become your new holiday favorite.

Double Gingerbread Cookies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
3/4 cup butter, room temp
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
about 1/2 bag of Gingerbread M&Ms

Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, spices, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy - scraping sides as necessary. Beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in molasses, egg, and milk.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until stiff dough forms. 

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet - about 1 to 2 inches apart. Press 3 of the Gingerbread M&Ms firmly on to the top of each cookie. 

Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned and tops appear "dry". 

Let cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheets before moving to wire rack to cool completely. 
Note - I believe I got about 33 or 34 cookies using a medium cookies scoop (about 1.5 Tbsp of dough per cookie)

Try not to eat all the cookies at once. 
You will be tempted to.
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  1. These are really cute. Do Gingerbread M&M's really taste like gingerbread?

    1. Thank you Nicol. They do definitely have a gingerbread-y taste. It's a little funky, of course, because it's an artificial taste but they taste fantastic in cookies! :)

  2. I had no idea gingerbread M&Ms existed! These look festive and the double gingerbread is perfect for this time of year.