Have you ever felt like you wanted to give up? Unfortunately, I’ve had those moments more than three times this week and it was all because of this recipe 3D gingerbread cookies. It took me at least three tries to get it to look this decent.
On my first attempt, I cut out the cookies before I baked it and I wasn’t able to get the cookies to stand because the pieces ended up combining. My second attempt, I spread out the pieces which would allows the cookies to stand and I spread it out more after I baked it, and it still fell. My third attempt, I underbaked it and the pieces fell apart and finally my last attempt I was able to get it stand and look somewhat nice.
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Tips and Tricks for Making These 3D Gingerbread Cookies:
- Make sure to cut the cookies while it is warm. Letting it cool without cutting them first will harden the cookie, thus giving you chipped shapes instead of perfectly shaped cookies.
- If you are planning to make a larger batch of cookies, just double the measurement of ingredients in the recipe box.
- To make the cookies more festive, you can add edible glitters and edible beads to the frosting.
- Use a stand mixer when kneading a larger batch of gingerbread cookie dough.
- If you love to give edible gifts during Christmas, you can place these cookies in a box and you now have a homemade edible gift to family and friends.
How to Make these 3D Gingerbread Cookies:
These are the 3D Gingerbread Cookies ingredients that you will need:
- all-purpose flour
- ground cinnamon
- ground nutmeg
- ground ginger
- baking soda
- butter, softened
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
In a large bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and set aside. In another bowl beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add egg, vanilla, and molasses until well mixed:
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-6 hours or best overnight:
After the cookie dough has been chilled, start preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut dough in half and roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick on a parchment paper and bake for 8-10 minutes or until brown.
While baking, prepare the cookie cutters that you will use. I used Christmas tree and star cookie cutters for this recipe:
Immediately cut out the cookies:
To make more cookies, try your best to cut the shapes as near as possible, but carefully avoiding to cut the other cookie designs:
After cutting and carefully removing each cookie, place on wire racks to cool:
After all the cookies have cooled completely, start assembling them.
You can also frost them while they are still on the cooling rack, just like what I did with the star cookie:
To frost the cookies, I used this Wilton Decorating Icing.
Attached an icing tip on the end of the tube, just like so:
Here are my frosted 3D Gingerbread Cookies!
Frequently Asked Questions for the 3D Gingerbread Cookies Recipe:
Q: What brand of decorating icing did you use?
A: I am fond of Wilton products and for this one, it was Wilton that I found in the store while looking for a ready to use icing.
Q: Can I make the cookies ahead?
A: Yes you can bake the cookies ahead and keep them in an airtight container. When you are ready to serve them, frost them as you please.
Q: How many 3D gingerbread cookies have you made out of this recipe?
A: I made 2 dozens of cookie cuts so there were 12 cookies assembled using this recipe.
Here are more delicious Christmas cookie recipes that you should try:
3D Gingerbread Cookies
A beautiful and creative way to make 3D Gingerbread Cookies with an easy to follow cookie recipe!
- Yield: about 2 dozen 1x
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and set aside.
- In another bowl beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and molasses until well mixed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-6 hours or best overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cut dough in half and roll out dough to about 1/4-inch thick on a parchment paper.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until brown.
- Immediately cut out the cookies and place on wire racks to cool.
If you are not using this recipe for 3D cookies, cut out the cookies before you bake it in the oven.
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