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gingerbread cookie recipe
5 from 2 votes

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Soft old fashioned homemade gingerbread cookie recipe that is perfect for your Christmas cookie platter. The holidays are not complete without this classic cookie.

Course cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 134 kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 4 cups flour, sifted


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  1. In large bowl in stand mixer, mix together sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and baking soda on low speed until well combined.

  2. Add in butter, molasses and evaporated milk to mixer and begin to mix on low speed.  Once mixture is somewhat creamy, turn speed up to medium high and mix until thoroughly combined and smooth.

  3. Turn the mixer back down to low and add in sifted flour, one cup at a time.  Continue mixing until fully incorporated.

  4. If the dough is too sticky to work with at this point, add in an additional half cup flour or enough to create a dough that is easy to work with and roll out.

  5. Add the dough to a well floured surface and roll out to ¼ inch thickness.  Cover rolling pin with flour.

  6. Use gingerbread man cut outs or biscuit cutters or whatever you'd like.  Place the shaped cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets and cook in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown, but still soft.

  7. Let cookies cool in pan for 5 minutes, then move to wire rack for further cooling.  Eat plain or add frosting.  Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Seasoned Mom

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.