Soft Gingerbread Cookies


This gingerbread cookie recipe is filled with warm spices. The dough can be cut into any shape to fit your holiday celebrations!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
3 dozen


  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup molasses

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • cup water

  • cup butter, softened


  1. Sift flour, baking soda, ginger, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon into a bowl.

  2. Beat molasses, brown sugar, water, and butter in a separate bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; stir in flour mixture; mix until a sticky dough forms, about 2 minutes. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours.

  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Roll out dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut dough into desired shapes with holiday cookie cutters, dipping the cutters into flour as needed so they don't stick to the dough. Transfer gingerbread cookies to ungreased cookie sheets, spacing them 1 inch apart.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets briefly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
1g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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