Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

My little Gingerbread Cookies are perfect for this time of year.  They’re easy, they’re quick, they make your house smell like the holidays and they stay fresh for several days in an airtight container.  I like mine with coffee…Kensington likes her’s with a little cream cheese frosting on top.  No matter how you enjoy them, they’ll be a hit!

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Shopping List
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar (I use light brown)
½ cup molasses
1½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up) or lightly spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat your butter and brown sugar until nice and creamy.  Next, beat in your molasses.  Set aside.

In a second mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, ginger and pumpkin pie spice.  Slowly beat this mixture into your molasses mixture.  Do not over mix.

Once your dough is combined, cover and refrigerate about an hour (so it’s easier to roll into balls).

After an hour, roll out your dough into balls (a little smaller than golf ball size) and place on prepared baking sheet.

Pop in the oven and bake about 8 minutes.

Remove from oven and enjoy warm or room temp (or later, with a dollop of frosting!).

The holidays plus cookies just go together! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 20, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Nothing like a classic gingerbread cookie! Mmm! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Jen November 20, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Oooooh can’t wait to make these with my kiddos!

  • Sharon S November 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    I make these but roll them in sugar before baking and add white chocolate chips – they are amazing!

  • Eleanor May November 20, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I need to make these!

  • Claudia Gay November 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I have all the ingredients, I am making these tonight! Thank you for sharing.

  • Narci November 23, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Gingerbread cookies are one of my absolute favorites!

  • RHo November 24, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Sounds delicious!!! Can you use almond flour instead of flour? If so, is it measurement for measurement? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 25, 2018 at 5:15 am

      I’ve never used that substitution with this recipe.

  • Donna November 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    What temperature to you cook these cookies?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 25, 2018 at 5:15 am

      350. Did I not put that?! Duh! Correcting it now!

      • Mix and Match Mama November 25, 2018 at 5:16 am

        It was there! 350 degrees!

  • Stacey Emison November 27, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Sounds so good! Have you ever tried to roll them out and cut them into gingerbread? I have been looking for a cookie recipe to make with my son. Thanks so much! Stacey

    • Mix and Match Mama November 27, 2018 at 5:52 am

      These are drop cookies, so I wouldn’t recommend them for rolling.

  • Rita November 27, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I dip half of my gingerbread cookies in white chocolate!

  • Shirley November 30, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    No eggs?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 1, 2018 at 5:53 am

      No eggs!!