Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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These old fashioned gingerbread cookies are delicious! This easy to follow recipe makes it simple to create these delicious cookies you are sure to enjoy!

Yield: 3 Dozen

Old Fashioned Gingerbread Recipe

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This delicious old fashioned gingerbread recipe is a classic for making Christmas cookies and more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 17 minutes


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


    1. Combine the dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.
    2. In a separate large bowl, using a mixer: beat butter, brown sugar, and egg until smooth.
    3. Add molasses and vanilla, blend with mixer.
    4. Slowly stir in dry ingredients until forming a cookie dough consistency.
    5. Create two large balls from the dough and wrap in plastic wrap and chill for three hours.
    6. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie baking trays with parchment paper.
    7. Starting with a small amount of dough, sprinkle flour on your table and rolling pin and roll flat with a rolling pin - about 1/4 inch thick.
    8. Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes, such as the ever popular gingerbread man and woman. Bake for about 7-9 minutes at 375 degrees.
    9. When finished baking, allow cookies to cool before transferring to wax paper or wire cookie rack.
    10. Decorate with icing and sprinkles!

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