Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies are ginger biscuits typical of the holidays, at Christmas they take the form of reindeer, garlands and mainly that of a little man, the gingerbread man, born from the imagination of Elizabeth I of England. She had these cookies prepared in honor of her most important guests. This recipe makes pleasantly spiced cookies with warm ginger, cinnamon, molasses, and more. You can use your imagination to decorate these little ones however you like. You could gift Santa outfits or make them gingerbread women if you wish.

gingebread cookies

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  • CostVery cheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Rest time12 Hours
  • Cooking time10 Minutes
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineEnglish


1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking powder for sweets
2 eggs
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
61/4 cups flour


1 Baking Tray
1 Baking paper
1 Food processor


In the cutter, mix all the ingredients until the dough is compact and smooth. Cover with cling film and leave to rest overnight in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C). Roll out to a thickness of 3 mm and cut the various shapes with cookie cutters. Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for 10-15 minutes, they must be crunchy. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack in order to facilitate the escape of moisture. Decorate with Royal Ice.

gingebread cookies

Cook’s Tips

Resting in the refrigerator is essential to mix all the flavors and make the dough more compact and easier to spread.

Recipe variations

You can replace molasses with honey

You can replace white wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar.

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