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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

  • Cook Time: 43 Minutes
  • Yield: about 42 cookies

Decoration or dessert! These flavorful and fanciful cookies do double duty!


  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • Prepared icings for decorating, optional
  • ½ tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ c. butter OR margarine, softened
  • ¼ c. dark molasses
  • ½ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • Colored sprinkles for decorating, optional
  • ½ c. dark brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy. Beat in molasses. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt in separate bowl. Beat into creamed mixture until just combined
  3. Form dough into ball. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out shapes
  4. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Cool 1 minute on sheet; remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired