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You know it’s the holiday season when the smell of deliciously baked Gingerbread Cookies starts filling the air! These Easy Gingerbread Cookies are the perfect recipe to create that delicious, nostalgic dish that instantly transports you to the holiday season with family and friends!

Gingerbread Cookies are a holiday favorite for families all around the world. Kids love them, so they’re an easy win for home baking parents. Adults love them too because they taste great, and we all remember absolutely loving devouring them as kids ourselves. What’s more, you can eat them as an appetizer before the big meal, and they also serve exceptionally well as a dessert. Gingerbread cookies with a couple of scoops of delicious Ice Cream? Yes please!

With all the fuss and hassle that comes along with cooking a Christmas time feast, sometimes the appetizers and desserts just add to that stress. Particularly if you are creating a show stopping feast, perhaps with a beautifully slow cooked Prime Rib and an array of delicious sides. You want to be able to whip up a large batch of Easy Gingerbread Cookies easily without too much hassle yet know that they taste delicious. If that is the case then this is the perfect recipe for you

Maximum Rewards for Minimal Effort!

These cookies can be whipped up with a minimal amount of ingredients and only take 10 minutes to bake. What’s more, they taste great! Once you’ve created the Cookie dough it can be refrigerated for up to 3 days before shaping and cooking. So find yourself a spare 10 mins or so throughout the week leading up to the big day and whip up a batch then throw it in the refrigerator

Once it’s time to cook this is a great recipe to get the kids involved. You can pick up a wide assortment of cookie cutter shapes from the supermarket. So, the kids can choose what kind of cookies they want! We went for star shaped cookies in this recipe. Another fun option is to buy some cake decorating mix and have the kids create their own unique cookies once they’ve been cooked!

Easy Gingerbread Cookies with Milk
Delicious Cookies go down perfectly with a cold glass of milk!

Recipe Details


4 – 10 people

Prep time

4 hours

Cooking time

10 minutes

Total time

4 hours

Easy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe


  • 450g All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger, ground
  • 1 tbsp. Cinnamon, ground
  • ½ tsp. All-Spice, ground
  • ½ tsp. Cloves, ground
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 200g Molasses
  • 150g Brown Sugar
  • 150g Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • Optional: Cake Decorations
  • ½ tsp. Salt

Equipment needed: Stand Mixer with paddle attachment


  1. Add the Butter to the Stand Mixer bowl and beat on medium for 1 – 2 minutes until creamy, then add the Brown Sugar and Molasses. Beat on medium until combine (another minute or so)
  2. Add the Egg and Vanilla and beat on high for 2 minutes, scraping the mixture from the sides of the bowl when needed
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to the bowl and beat on low speed until combined until the dough is sticky and thick, about 2 – 3 minutes
  4. Remove the dough from the mixer, divide it in half and wrap both into cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. This step is essentially, because if your dough is not chilled prior to cooking it won’t hold its shape in the oven

When it’s time to bake

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with baking paper
  2. Roll the dough out until it is approximately ¼ inch in thickness. Then using your cookie cutters, cut the cookies into shapes. Re-roll your dough scraps to cut out more cookies until you’re out of dough
  3. Place on the baking tray approximately 1 inch apart then bake for 9 – 10 minutes until cooked (for soft gingerbread). Cook for an additional 2 minutes if you want hard Gingerbread Cookies
  4. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then, if you are making multiple batches, move the cooked Cookies to an Oven Rack
  5. Once cooled you can decorate your Cookies however you like using Cake Decorations. Otherwise, just dive into them as is!

There you have it, our Delicious and Easy Gingerbread Cookies that we just know you’re going to love. The dough can last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator before baking, so you have plenty of time to make a few batches. No need to bulk cook if you don’t want all of cookies at once!

Check out some of our tasty desserts here and Happy Cooking!

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