Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Adapted from An Edible Christmas. These are soft, tender cookies. They can be frosted, but do not have to be. I like them with royal icing. The yield will depend on how large you make them. Time does not include time for dough to chill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in molasses and egg.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to make a soft dough.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. On a lightly floured board, roll dough out to about 1/4" thickness. Do not roll too thin.
  8. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
  9. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
  10. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until just firm when pressed. Do not overbake.
  11. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  12. Remove and place on racks to finish cooling.
  13. Frost if desired. (Optional.).


Most Helpful

If you love gingerbread these are for you

allieha December 12, 2011

We do love the taste of gingerbread, & when I saw this recipe I just knew it would be wonderful to make, & it was, though it was even better in the eating! I'd intended on sharing these nice goodies with those attending a meeting I host each month, but most of them (the cookies, that is!) were gone before the meeting got started! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, & it's one I'll be making again! [[Made & reviewed for one of the first-week winners in the current Tic-Tac-Toe event]

Sydney Mike April 13, 2011

My cookie jar is calling to me and I hate talking cookie jars. Had a wonderful cookie-baking day with grandbabe.

gailanng December 06, 2010

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