Gingerbread Cookies

One of my most favorite things about Christmas time, is baking with my Grandmother. Baking just brings back so many memories of the holiday season for me! Crazy how flavors and smells can trigger memories. My GanGan whips up a variety of treats every year. Her baking varies every year but I always remember items like Peppermint Bark, Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Fudge (coming to the blog soon), Divinity, Trash (AKA Holiday Chex Mix nom.), and so many other things!! If baking hasn’t been apart of your Holiday memories in the past, don’t fret, it’s never too late to start! I am going to share some delicious Christmas Classics throughout the month. Enjoy!

Huckleberry Collective
Huckleberry Collective
Huckleberry Collective

Yield: About 15 Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies


Gingerbread Cookies
  • 1/2 Cup of Molasses 
  • 1/3 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar Packed Tight  (Dark or Light)
  • 1.5 Teaspoons of Ground Allspice 
  • 2 Teaspoons of Ground Ginger 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves 
  • 2.5 Teaspoons of Baking Soda 
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter - Room Temperature 
  • 1 Large Egg- Room Temperature 
  • 3 Cups of All- Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt 
Gingerbread Men, Royal Icing
  • 16 oz. of Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 Cup of Room Temperature Water 
  • Zip-lock Bags or Icing Bags 


Gingerbread Cookies
  1. In a medium saucepan combine Sugars, Molasses and Spices.
  2. Bring ingredients to a boil and then reduce heat to low, continue stirring throughout. 
  3. Remove from heat and combine with Baking Soda in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Next, you will add in the Butter and the Egg. You will mix well (I used Kitchenmaid mixer, but hand mixer is good too) and then add in Flour and salt.
  5. Once combined, remove dough from the bowl and form into 1-2 disks. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. Once firm, remove from refrigerator and then pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (two pieces).
  7. Begin rolling out dough (1/4 inch thick) on a lightly Floured surface.
  8. Begin making cut-outs, I used Gingerbread men, Star, and Candy Cane cookie cutters.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, and let them cool fully.
Gingerbread Cookie, Royal Icing
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine Royal Icing ingredients. Beat on high until thick.
  2. Spoon icing into piping bag. Next you can decorate your cookies.
  3. Let dry, and enjoy!
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