Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Total Time
1hr 23mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

Yummy sounding gingerbread recipe from John Zehnder, the Food/Beverage Director of Zehnder's Restaurant in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Prep time includes an hour for chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in molasses and egg.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter/sugar mixture and mix until well blended.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 3/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into 3-inch squares, or use your choice of cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  8. Place on cookie sheets and bake 7-8 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  10. If you plan to ice your gingerbread, prepare the icing now.
  11. Mix all icing ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.


Most Helpful

These are pretty good. Softer than my original recipe i use. My recipe is more like a gingersnap. I did like the taste of these.

FOREVER YOUNG December 31, 2008

This is so easy to work with, delicious tasting, and perfect results -- everytime! Thanks Reelani!

slb2008 December 27, 2008

This is great. The end result is so authentic because they are so thick. They make great ginger men, old fashioned and good tasting. I think next time I'll decrease the ginger a bit. Just a little strong for my taste. Dough was easy to roll, and baked up nice and even, no soft spots, although with larger cutters, more time is needed. Chill time is a must. Thanks, this one is tops.

pies & cakes & cookies ohmy! December 04, 2008

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