Aunt Marianne's Gingerbread Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Taste The Lightning

I think they actually came from a Wilton book or something like that, but it doesn't detract from their amazingness. These are my favourite gingerbread cookies :)

Top Review by KennKonn

I don't know if I should write my review or not. There isnt a amount of sugar listed in the ingredients but its listed in the directions. I look the liberty to add a cup of white sugar and could have added a bit more. Also there isnt a temp listed so I baked them at 350 for 8 minutes, any more in my oven would have burnt them. With the addition of the sugar I followed the rest of the recipe as written. I felt the spices were right on, I like a strong cookie. The dough was really easy to work with. The dayhome kids loved them. I made dinosaurs, rabbits and a puzzle (yes a puzzle). I have a full cookie jar + they all had a feed at snack time. With my adjustments I would make them again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, salt and spices.
  2. Melt shortening in saucepan. Cool.
  3. Add sugar, molasses and eggs to saucepan, mix well.
  4. Add 4 cups of dry ingredients, mix well.
  5. Turn mixture onto lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining dry ingredients.
  6. Roll 1/4" thick for cut-out cookies. Bake 15-20 minutes.

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