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Holiday Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies

A perfect seasonal treat for the cookie exchange or fun to decorate with kids.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 5 dozen


  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg large
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • tsp baking soda
  • 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!