Spicy Gingerbread Cookies

Total Time
2hrs 8mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 8 mins

These are one of the best gingerbread cookies I have had, the addition of pepper gives these treat a wonderful kick. Preparation time includes refrigeration time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl sift together first three ingredients.
  2. With your electric mixture and the paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and sugar. Add the spices, then the eggs and molasses. Slowly add flour mixture; combine at a low speed. Divide the dough in to thirds; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Flour your work surface, roll dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut with your favorite cookie cutters into desired shapes. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets; refrigerate until firm, approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Bake until crisp but not darkened, usually 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on wire racks, decorate if you desire, we like ours plain. Eat and enjoy!
Most Helpful

This is my favorite gingerbread cookie...nice and spicy and easy to work with. This is an older Martha Stewart recipe that I have been making for years. This makes a ton of dough so those must be 16 huge cookies!!

greysangel November 19, 2006

Me Want Cookie yum yum yum!These are a very tasty cookie! The pepper adds just a bit of a kick. My son and I made them for Santa, and we made extra that I set out for a Christmas dinner. Even the people who didn't like gingerbread cookies like these. Good cookie Ms. Alice.

Camzmom January 01, 2006