Gingerbread Ornaments

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by MsSally

Looks like a fun afternoon project for DD and I. From I'm not sure as to yield. I guess it depends on how big you cut your ornaments.

Top Review by Sharon123

I'm not sure why, but these didn't turn out well for me. 6 tbls. seemed like an awful lot of baking soda! Also the directions said to add sugars, but there is only one sugar listed. I cut out shapes(tree, man and snowflakes), baked for 8 minutes and they had all run into one big cookie. I used the cutters and cut a few cookies out but they didn't look so great. They tasted like baking soda and were not sweet at all. I had to throw it all away. Sorry, I really wanted these to work. But I had fun with my grandsons making them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter with sugars, molasses and egg yolk. Mix all remaining ingredients, except egg white. Stir into butter mixture to form stiff dough. Chill for 1 hour, then roll out onto a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Use Christmas cookie cutters or knife to cut our shapes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter cookie sheets and place shapes on sheet. Brush shapes lightly with egg whites. Bake 8 minutes until crisp. Make a hole 1 inch from the top, then cool. Ice ornaments as you wish. Thread holes with gold cord.

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