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Homemade Gingerbread Cookies served with a glass of milk
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Easy Gingerbread Cookies

These homemade Gingerbread Cookies are always a hit for the holidays. Serve them at your holiday parties or give them as DIY holiday gifts. The recipe is delicious and easy to make with a few simple ingredients!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 172kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • Royal Icing optional


  • In a medium-large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the butter until completely smooth (about a minute or two). Add brown sugar, molasses, egg and vanilla, and mix well until smooth.
  • Divide dough into two pieces, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees, and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until ¼ inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into shapes. Place them onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Let cookie to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  • Once cooled, decorate with icing of your choice


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 171mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.4mg