Easy & Delicious Gingerbread Cookies!

I love gingerbread cookies! The spices and warmth of this gingerbread cookie is soothing and add hot tea or a glass of milk and it is heavenly! They are fun that you can cut any shape and frost or dust with powdered sugar. I hear Santa really loves gingerbread cookies too!

Gingerbread Cookies

Super easy and yummy gingerbread cookies! You can decorate them with icing or simple powdered sugar.
Course Dessert
Keyword cookies, cookiesforsanta, easycookies, gingerbread, santascookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 3 cups Flour
  • 2 tsps Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Butter room temp
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside
  • Beat butter & brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Add molasses, egg & vanilla & mix well.
  • Slowly add flour to mixture and combine well.
  • Press dough in a thick ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut gingerbread in your favorite shapes and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are beginning to brown.
  • Cool on baking rack for 1-2 minutes.
  • Decorate cooled cookies as desired.
Photo by Nicole Michalou from Pexels

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