How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

  • Published on Nov 30, 2018
  • Classic old-fashioned gingerbread cookies. Bust out your cookie cutter and make this classic Christmas treat! You can cut them into gingerbread men or use any other fun shape.
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    You can use store bought decorators icing for decorating gingerbread cookies which is sold in tubes or pouches. Another option is to make your own homemade royal icing and dye it the colors you’d like. You want to make sure that you are using an icing, not a frosting as they are two different things. Detailed decorating is best done with icing. Be careful when working with icing as it does dry fairly quickly.

    6 tablespoons salted butter, softened
    1/4 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
    1/3 cup dark molasses
    1 large egg
    3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

    1. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in molasses, egg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, baking soda, and salt until smooth, scraping the sides as necessary. Add in the flour until well incorporated.
    2. Remove the dough from the bowl and rap the dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    4. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter (or other shapes) to cut out cookies. Lay cut cookies on the prepared baking sheet, 1 to 2 inches apart. Re-roll the dough as necessary to cut out cookies until dough is gone.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
    6. Let cool on pan for 2 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack. Cool completely (about 30 minutes) before decorating


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Comments • 86

  • missdolly
    missdolly 8 hours ago

    i tried this recipe, i couldn't find all kind of ground ginger, ground clove and molasses. In my country there is red sugar or sugar we make into big cubes of palm sugar.. what i did , i boiled the sugar and put a few cloves and crush ginger... in turned out so delicious ur cookies without allspice of course.. thank you ... i don't celebrate christmas but i love christmas celebration i i've been dying to try how gingerbread cookies taste like... tqsm

  • Sunny
    Sunny Month ago +1

    is it okay to use honey or maple syrup instead of molasses?

  • noble justine
    noble justine Month ago +2

    love your recipe 🥰. however can I ask if what could be the alternative molasses?

    • noble justine
      noble justine 4 days ago

      @Skiturbo Thank you so much. I will try this one.

    • Skiturbo
      Skiturbo 7 days ago

      You can just boil some sugar and then add some water and cornstarch and add that

  • l0v3ly cl0uds
    l0v3ly cl0uds Month ago +1

    I don't have any molasses oof

  • aling gacha
    aling gacha 2 months ago +1

    i like gingerbread

  • Roniel Garcia
    Roniel Garcia 2 months ago

    Yummy i could try this to bake

  • Mitchell Robless
    Mitchell Robless 3 months ago

    or you cloud oil it

  • Tasya Syiqin
    Tasya Syiqin 7 months ago

    if its not that thic what should we do ?

  • punkiVY97
    punkiVY97 8 months ago +3

    I don’t have a stand mixer, and I don’t have the paddle attachment. Can I beat it, or do it by hand with a spatula?

  • God Sets You Free
    God Sets You Free 9 months ago

    can it just be plain butter or it has to be salted butter?

    • God Sets You Free
      God Sets You Free 9 months ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef Another question Okay the type of butter i have is "Vegatable oil spread" is that okay?

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  9 months ago +1

      you can use plain butter but make sure to add a pinch of salt to the mix as well if you do that.

  • irem yazıcıoğlu
    irem yazıcıoğlu 10 months ago

    I fotgotto add eggg

  • Tyranica Allure
    Tyranica Allure 10 months ago

    why do you use salted butter in most of your baked goods?

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  10 months ago

      Because that is what people tend to have on hand so whenever possible I’d rather make it convenient for people.

  • Lauralee's Classic Life!!
    Lauralee's Classic Life!! 10 months ago +1

    Nice recipe

  • BloomingFlowerr
    BloomingFlowerr 10 months ago +8

    I used your recipe and it tasted SO GOOD
    Except I used nutmeg than allspice because I didn't have allspice
    But other than that it tasted AMAZING!

  • avery pitt
    avery pitt 10 months ago +3


  • stinkycroissant
    stinkycroissant 10 months ago +5

    is that 350° Fahrenheit or Celsius?

  • Kathryn Haynes
    Kathryn Haynes 11 months ago +1

    So yummy i want one

  • gabyraza3
    gabyraza3 11 months ago

    So in my country we dont have molasses, can I replace it with something else?

  • Jonathan Waller
    Jonathan Waller 11 months ago +2

    Gingerbread Men

  • Maria Borg
    Maria Borg 11 months ago

    hello.will they remain soft

  • Jade Tripp
    Jade Tripp 11 months ago +9

    I see so many recipes for batches way too big! This one's perfect ^-^

  • Squishy Lin
    Squishy Lin 11 months ago +7

    I tried this recipe and it came out great 👍. I didn’t add enough flour, but that’s my fault , I recommend this 😁😁😐

    • VISHNU ramasamy
      VISHNU ramasamy 9 months ago

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  • Rachit Ahuja
    Rachit Ahuja 11 months ago +2

    What is molasis

    • vmcarranza
      vmcarranza 10 months ago

      molasses is a residual product of the process of making cane sugar. A black, thick stuff, with a little bitter flavor in it. I think in some countries it's called "treacle".

    • Rat Guy
      Rat Guy 10 months ago

      Rachit Ahuja beated sugar

  • ashhoggard1
    ashhoggard1 11 months ago

    Is blackstrap molasses good for this recipe

  • HoiKatz
    HoiKatz 11 months ago +19

    I made this (without allspice) and they taste sooo good!

  • Suzette Ducharme
    Suzette Ducharme 11 months ago

    I was wondering if you have a recipe for shortbread cookies , or for christmas sugar cookies?

  • Mason Brady
    Mason Brady 11 months ago +2

    350° oven do you want to burn them to a crisp

  • UhhTV
    UhhTV 11 months ago


  • Spectre Kills
    Spectre Kills 11 months ago +5

    Merry maurauder

    • Ritika Parashar
      Ritika Parashar 11 months ago

      Merry maurauder in real life IRL

    • めいびぃ
      めいびぃ 11 months ago


    • regallado
      regallado 11 months ago

      That's true 😂 The cookies kind of look like the Merry Marauder

  • Sami-Jo Unger
    Sami-Jo Unger 11 months ago +2

    It's just a perfect recipe

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  11 months ago +1

      THank you! I think it is a great recipe too. Hope you get to make them this holiday season!

  • Addison Young
    Addison Young 11 months ago +2

    Gingerbread for everyone.

  • yvonne verdugo
    yvonne verdugo 11 months ago

    Can you the chocolate pie from the movie The Help

  • Elza Lasadi
    Elza Lasadi 11 months ago

    Can i skip the molasses, bcause can't find it in my country?

    • Lucy Cormier
      Lucy Cormier 11 months ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef 1 cup of honey or maple syrup, with 3/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of water, mix together then pour only 1/3 cup into the recipe. I did this method and it turned out great. However, the real thing is much better, but if you have no choice, this is what you do. :)

    • Elza Lasadi
      Elza Lasadi 11 months ago

      Thanks for your advice

    • Leah
      Leah 11 months ago

      You can use honey or maple syrup, it turns out just as good but the taste is not heavy like with molasses

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  11 months ago

      Molasses is a pretty important ingredient for gingerbread cookies.

  • Black Jew
    Black Jew 11 months ago

    well done👍👍

  • mtranchi
    mtranchi 11 months ago

    how 'bout some "behind the scenes"? As in, why'd you yoink the original video of this title? What was the fatal flaw cutie? Enquiring minds want to know

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  11 months ago

      There were a couple dozen comments about how the sound was missing for 20 seconds so I fixed it and reuploaded.

  • Kirb Smash
    Kirb Smash 11 months ago +2

    Those look so cute. I love gingerbread.

  • Mike Matzke
    Mike Matzke 11 months ago

    Great video! Great quality! 10 of 10!

  • Cooking With Chef Fred
    Cooking With Chef Fred 11 months ago +1

    Hey Rachel it’s Fred, I absolutely love this video and I will be making these with the grandkids. And will make a video of us having lots of fun. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Maram Mohamed
    Maram Mohamed 11 months ago +1

    I tried your chocolate cake recipe and it turned out to be a winner, truly the most amazing one, thanks again for sharing your recipe with us , waiting for your next wonderful recipes 💗💗😍😍😍

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  11 months ago +1

      Thanks for letting me know it worked great! Let me know when you find the next recipe you will try

  • Light Moon
    Light Moon 11 months ago +10

    May I know which kind of molasses you are using?

    • Javaria Asim
      Javaria Asim 3 months ago

      Is it necessary to use this molasses

    • BloomingFlowerr
      BloomingFlowerr 10 months ago

      You can use any kind I didn't use the one she had other than that it was DELICIOUS!

    • Light Moon
      Light Moon 11 months ago

      Blake reeder Thank you ✨

    • The pokeblock Guild
      The pokeblock Guild 11 months ago

      Sourgham is best

  • K-food kitchen, 기러기아빠의 집밥 도전기

    Awesome!! I'll make this for my Santa Claus.🎅🎅🎅

  • Chelle Copley 67
    Chelle Copley 67 11 months ago +3

    adorbs! I've perfected my gingersnaps but now I have a gingerbread cookie recipe. Awesome~ Thanks!

  • Fireballplay29
    Fireballplay29 11 months ago +2

    Looks delicious ,,,,,,,, can’t wait to try it.

  • Charan Ingole
    Charan Ingole 11 months ago +4

    Wow looks very nice and yummy recipes thanks mam

  • Slim Arcane Z
    Slim Arcane Z 11 months ago +1


  • Rebeka Bryan
    Rebeka Bryan 11 months ago +4

    Thank you for the recipe 🌷👍