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Soft Gingerbread Cookies

The holidays are upon us! Those of us who wear braces can enjoy all of the delicious flavors of the season without hurting our mouths. We just need to pay a little more attention to what we eat, like we always do. So, sip away at that eggnog, and avoid crunching into that candy cane.

We love ourselves a good gingerbread cookie. We have found this recipe for delicious soft gingerbread cookies, so you can enjoy cookies with Santa and take care of your braces at the same time! Look at you, multitasking over the holidays!

If you have other braces-wearers in your life, these cookies (and other soft holiday treats) would make a fantastic, thoughtful gift. Wrapped in wax paper with a festive bow, or nestled in a holiday tin among green and red tissue paper, you can really help another person feel special.

Happy Holidays from all of us at James Karpac Orthodontics! We hope you have a warm, joyful, merry holiday with friends, family, and your friendly neighborhood orthodontist!

The recipe is included below. You can also follow this link!



Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Soft Gingerbread Cookies have the taste of gingerbread cookies, but are soft and thick. Roll the dough balls in sugar for the perfect sweetness!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Lizzy T
• 1 cup shortening
• 1 cup brown sugar packed
• 1 cup molasses
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 5 1/2 cups flour
• 4 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 teaspoon ginger
• 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon cloves
• 1 teaspoons salt
• 1/2 cup extra sugar for rolling dough

US Customary – Metric


1 In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar, molasses and buttermilk.
2  In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. 
3 Add the dry ingredients to the creamed sugar mixture and mix well. 
4 Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls in sugar.
5 Place the cookie dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes.
6 Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container.

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