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Gingerbread Cookie Recipes

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Gingerbread cookies are a holiday tradition. This page contains gingerbread cookie recipes.


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By 1 found this helpful
April 27, 2010


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp. molasses
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. cloves


Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses. Sift flour, add soda and spices and mix. Form in small balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. For soft cookies, under bake a few minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 11, 2007

If you somewhat like gingerbread cookies, but the taste is a little to sharp with spices, try combining it with your favorite sugar cookie recipe. I tried this and the flavor is really good. I liked gingerbread cookies, but now I really enjoy them. The combining of the two recipes makes all the difference.

By Mary from Atascadero, CA

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By 0 found this helpful
December 8, 2006

This is REALLY a good recipe for gingerbread cookies. Nice and soft.



Cream first 4 ingredients. Add hot water and soda. Stir in next four ingredients and add flour. Roll out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch, cut into shapes and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. These are perfect for gingerbread men that can be iced and decorated.

By Margie Minard from Mount Vernon, Ohio

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November 30, 20050 found this helpful


  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin-pie spice
  • 2 tubes refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 pkg. confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. meringue powder
  • 5-6 Tbsp. warm water
  • concentrated food coloring
  • decorating sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. At low speed, beat flour, molasses, ginger and spice into dough. Roll into 1/4" thickness. Freeze on baking sheets until firm, 30 minutes. Slide dough onto surface. Coat same baking sheets with cooking spray; refrigerate. Using 5" teddy bear shaped cutter, cut out 12 shapes from dough, rerolling scraps as necessary.


Place 2" apart on cold baking sheets.

Bake 18 minutes or until lightly browned and edges are set. Cool 5 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool completely. At low speed, beat sugar, meringue powder and 5 Tbsp. warm water until thick and glossy but pourable, 5 minutes, adding water, 1 tsp. at a time, if necessary to thin. Transfer to separate pastry bags fitted with writing tips. Pipe icings onto cookies; sprinkle with sugar. Let stand 1 hour.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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September 30, 2007

I need a recipe for gingerbread cut out cookies. Thank you.

Janice from Cleveland, Ohio

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