How to Make Gingerbread Cookies- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Gingerbread Cookies

The smell of these satisfying, sophisticated cookies is almost like a stress reliever. The aroma will keep your kids lingering around the kitchen as you prepare these cookies. And as soon as they are out of the oven, they would disappear in a flash. The recipe is so simple that you can include your kids in preparing these cookies. Roll out the dough and hand them the cutters. You’ll be surprised how your little helpers would cut-out the perfect gingerbread cookies in the world.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
2 People 15-20 Minutes 10-15 Minutes


  • 350 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 120 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 130 g granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses/maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 100 g powdered sugar


Step 1

Keep the oven for pre-heating to 350° F. Take a bowl and add flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and salt. Mix it properly.

Step 2

In another bowl, take butter and granulated sugar, whisk until it becomes smooth. At this stage add the molasses or the apple syrup and egg. Beat until the mixture becomes fluffy.

Step 3

In this gradually add the flour mixture and mix only until the ingredients become just wet.

Step 4

Shape this dough into a mix and gradually and wrap it in a plastic wrap.

Step 5

Refrigerate until it becomes firm. At least 30 minutes is what is desired.

Step 6

Flour a flat surface, and roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into various shapes.

Step 7

Place the cookies on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets.

Step 8

Bake for around 10-12 mins. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 9

Make a thick paste of powdered sugar and water. Transfer it to a resealable bag and cut out a small hole.

Step 10

With the help of this, decorate the cookies as desired and let the icing set.

Step 11

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutritional Information

Calories 183 Kcal
Proteins 16.8 g
Total Fat 3.9 g
Total Carbohydrates 20.2 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 632 mg
Potassium 563 mg
Tip -For crispier cookies, roll dough thin.
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