Aunt Mabel's Super Easy Gingerbread Cookies

This was handed down by my great aunt. This is super easy and you can mix the dry ingredients and put them into a quart jar so they are ready when you want to make gingerbread; easy as a mix, and so much better. Whipped cream on each serving is a good addition.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 9-inch square pan


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup molasses

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup applesauce

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves together in a large bowl.

  3. Place molasses, canola oil, applesauce, brown sugar, white sugar, and eggs into a mixing bowl and beat until well combined. Add flour mixture and mix, starting on low speed, until just combined. Mix in boiling water until combined; mixture will be very wet. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until center is rounded and edges are golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into squares. Best served warm, or at any temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
14g Fat
84g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 625mg 13%

* 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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