Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Recipe by ReeLani
READY IN: 1hr 23mins
YIELD: 1 batch




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