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10 Steps To Soft, Spicy, Spectacular Gingerbread Cookies

By Andrea Heckler, 12/21/2016
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The perfect batch of gingerbread cookies is just ten steps away. Follow our guide to learn all the secrets of baking this seasonal treat!

The Right Recipe

You'll find no shortage of recipes for gingerbread treats in cookbooks and on the internet, but look closely before you settle on the one you're going to use, as not all recipes are created equal. If it's meant for gingerbread houses, for example, the ingredient list will most likely exclude a leavening agent and the result will be firm and sturdy bread, perfect for building structures but not at all ideal for cookies. For soft and chewy morsels, look instead for a recipe that is intended to give you just that.

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