What’s a more classic Christmas cookie than a gingerbread cookie?!
These are absolutely perfect – crisp outside, chewy middle, the right amount of spice, and a sugar topping. The maple extract and syrup truly bring out the spicy flavor of the cookie (rum extract with dark corn syrup works very well also).
Feel free to roll this dough out and use cookie cutters to make gingerbread men for a more kid-friendly cookie. Just don’t forget to adjust the baking time!