This rich gingerbread cutout cookies recipe makes soft cut-out cookies that are perfect for the holiday cookie exchange. Kids love to decorate gingerbread “people” and use frosting and other edible bits to personalize their creations. Hey, why wait until Christmas? Make gingerbread cookies to match any time of the year.
Holiday Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies
- ¾ cup butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 egg large
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¾ tsp ground cloves
- ¼ tsp salt
- In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses.
- Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt, then gradually add to the creamed mixture. Mix all ingredients well.
- Cover and refrigerate about 4 hours or overnight for best results.
- Preheat oven to 350. Flour your surface lightly, then roll dough to desired thickness. Cut with your choice of cookie cutters and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake until edges are firm; 8-10 minutes. Cool cookies and decorate!
“Run, Run as fast you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.”
Gingerbread House Pattern from the Norway House
If you are looking for a pattern for a house, the Norway House offers this one. They are also a great place to find Gingerbread House Ideas. Every year they offer Gingerbread Wonderland – an exhibit of community-made gingerbread houses – some are elaborate others are made by families or even kids.
More Christmas Cookie Ideas
- If you like to mix it up, add some of these Easy Sugar Cookies in with your Gingerbread Cutout Cookies
- Want to Bake Cookies elsewhere to avoid the mess at home?: Where to Make Christmas Cookies in the Twin Cities.
- Don’t want to bake at all? Cookie Cart is a great organization that provides teens with work experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery. Order your cookies from them and everyone wins.
- You can find More Recipes on our Family Recipes Pinterest Board.