Classic Gingerbread Cookies

These classic gingerbread cookies are a holiday staple.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
30 cookies


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • cup molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg until combined.

  3. Whisk flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir into butter mixture until just combined.

  4. Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  5. Bake 1 sheet at a time in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* 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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