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Gingerbread Cookie recipe

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

These soft gingerbread cookies will be your new favorite holiday treat. Mix up a batch with your kids and enjoy the magic of gingerbread men together.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, cookies, gingerbread, holiday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 38kcal


  • ½ cup softened unsalted butter
  • ¾ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour scooped and leveled, plus more for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  • In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together.
  • Mix in the egg and molasses, scraping down the bowl to make sure its all incorporated.
  • Stir in the spices and salt with a rubber spatula.
  • Stir in the flour, one cup at a time, with a spatula.
  • Only add flour until it pulls away from the side of the bowl in a ball.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured surface to ¼ inch thickness.
  • Cut into shapes.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Let sit 4-5 minutes then place on a cooling rack.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg