Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

These Gingerbread Cookies are as cute as can be.

They can be decorated with raisins, currants or cinnamon red-hot candies for eyes and buttons. You can even pipe coloured icing onto these amazing Cookies.


  • 3 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons ginger, ground

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup butter softened

  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


PREP TIME  : 20 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
READY IN4 h 30 min

  1. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Set side. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium  speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually eat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat  disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to5 days.



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