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Gingerbread Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins

The only gingerbread cookie recipe you'll ever need! Crisp, crunchy, and sturdy, they're perfect for decorating. The easiest dough you'll ever roll out, with a flavor that just screams holiday!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread cookies
Servings: 22 3-inch, 1/4-inch thick cookies
Calories: 87 kcal
  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar together until smooth.
  2. Mix in the molasses and honey until incorporated.
  3. Add the flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, and baking soda, and mix on low speed until moistened.  Add the milk and stir until the dough forms a ball.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  5. Roll the dough, between sheets of parchment paper, to a thickness of 1/4-inch.  Cut shapes and transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until set around the edges and just barely soft in the middle.*
Recipe Notes

*Yield and bake times may vary according to thickness and size of cookie cutter used.

** For a chewier cookie, increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F, and decrease bake time to 10 minutes.

***To make cookie ornaments, use a drinking straw to pierce a hole in the top of each cookie before baking.

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Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 39mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.