Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

        ‘Tis the season! Gingerbread cookies are an iconic dessert during the holidays. With the perfect texture and the best combination of spices, there’s a good reason gingerbread cookies are a holiday favorite. This simple and easy-to-follow guide will help you make those delicious gingerbread cookies!


  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp Allspice
  • 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ¾ Cup Molasses
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg


Step 1:

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. 

Step 2:

In a large saucepan on low heat, mix together butter, molasses, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until combined. 

Step 3:

Turn off the heat, then gradually add the dry mixture into the saucepan until a dough is formed. (Add more flour if the dough is too sticky)

Step 4:

Wrap dough with plastic wrap then chill for at least 2 hours or overnight for best results.

Step 5:

Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Sprinkle flour on your working surface if the dough is sticking too much. 

Step 6:

Using cookie cutters (or you can use a knife), cut out shapes from the dough. If you are using cookie cutters, press down evenly and give them a little shake to get clean edges. 

Step 7: 

Transfer the gingerbread shapes onto a baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper to prevent the dough from sticking. Preheat the oven then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.

Step 8: 

Cool cookies for about 5 minutes then decorate with icing. Decorating gingerbread cookies is a fun activity to enjoy with family and friends!


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