Take Your Gingerbread Cookies to the Next Level

Gingerbread cookies
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There’s something about gingerbread cookies that simply screams Christmas. No holiday season is complete without this tasty dessert, but making them is easier said than done. If your cookies are missing a little bit of Christmas magic to be perfect, use these tips to make them as festive as it gets.

Chill Your Dough

Your gingerbread cookies won’t be as delicious as you want them to be if you try to speed up the process. After preparing your dough, it’s important to refrigerate it for at least two hours, because the ingredients won’t have enough time to solidify otherwise.

Time to Bake

Even after chilling your dough, there’s no guarantee your cookies will turn out great if you don’t bake them at the right temperature. After cutting them, it’s best to stick to around 325°F to prevent them from burning down. Also, remember that cookies will stick to each other if you don’t leave enough room between each one.

Icing Tips

Gingerbread cookies wouldn’t look as picture-perfect if it wasn’t for their sweet icing. This step requires a steady hand and a lot of patience, and it’s important to give cookies some time to cool down before decorating them to stop icing from melting right away.