Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the shortening, sugar, and molasses.
  2. Next, add egg and beat completely.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients and add to the creamed ingredients--using 1/2 cup increments.
  4. Beat well after each addition.
  5. Refrigerate the dough until cold.
  6. Roll out until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Use cookie cutters to form the figures.
  8. Place in a 350° oven and bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was just the recipe that I was searching for! Easy to make and very tasty. We made these cookies last year with the kids and plan on making them again this year.

cnjgilbert September 10, 2001

This recipe was GREAT! I made these for my 5yo's Kindie class to decorate and had rave reviews from parents that got a taste too! Very easy recipe to follow and bake!

BakersDozen Down South December 19, 2002

WOW!!!! I don't usually like Gingerbread cookies but these were yummy!!! I had my niece and nephews over and thought they would like to decorate Gingerbread Men and tried these, and this was the perfect choice. I don't usually make roll out cookies and had a little trouble with cutting the cookies and transferring them to the cookie sheet. I finally found the trick. Roll out 1/4 of the dough on wax paper, then put back in the refrigerator for 5 min to harden up again, cut the cookies, then lay the wax paper cookies side down on the cookie sheet and peel away the wax paper. I put a hole in the top of the cookies so we could put ribbon through it so we could hang them on the Christmas tree. I used Crawfish Pie's cookie frosting Cookie Frosting for the icing and it was perfect!!!!! I used large cookie cutters and this only made about 12 cookies, but it was enough. THANKS!!!!!

Virginia Chandler January 03, 2003