Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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I want to share with all of you my gingerbread cookie recipe, it is also perfect to make gingerbread houses, I really hope you enjoy it!

 This recipe makes about  30 – 3” round cookies

 Gingerbread Cookies


  • 5 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. All spice
  • ½ tsp. Cloves
  • ½ tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ Cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 Stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4/5 Cup molasses
  • 2 Large eggs


Preheat the oven to 350 ⁰F/ 190⁰C. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  1. In a bowl sift flour, baking powder, spices, salt and put aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Slowly add the molasses and mix until combined.
  3. Add one egg and keep mixing on low until incorporated, scrape down the mix and add the second egg and mix on low until incorporated.
  4. At this point you can add the dry ingredients.
  5. When dough is done, divide it in half and roll each half to a 1” thick rectangle, wrapped in plastic and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator or freeze it up to 2-3 days.
  6. Remove dough from refrigerator and let soften slightly. Roll dough on floured surface to 3/16” thick. Chill baking sheets for another 15 minutes.
  7. Cut out cookies and freeze for 15 minutes.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotate tray after 5 minutes so they will bake evenly.
  9. Let cookies cool completely before decorating.

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