Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Kate Parham Kordsmeier

Article Posted By: Kate Parham Kordsmeier

of Root + Revel

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

A delicious and easy gingerbread cookie recipe for the holiday season. See how food blogger Kate Parham Kordsmeier from Root + Revel created this recipe from scratch for a delicious treat this holiday season.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • (optional) 1 tsp. grated orange zest (optional)1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

First, in a large glass bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon) and set aside.

Step 2: Mix Butter & Brown Sugar Until Fluffy

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Next, in a large stainless steel mixer (I recommend Kitchen-Aid), mix together butter and brown sugar until fluffy.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Then, add the molasses, eggs, vanilla and orange zest (if preferred) and mix until smooth and combines.

Step 3: Stir in Dry Ingredients

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Gradually stir in the dry ingredients in batches, until combined and the dough has formed.

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Next, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Then, preheat oven to 375F.

Step 4: Cut into Festive, Holiday Shapes

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Lightly flour your work surface, then roll the dough out to ¼-in. thickness. Then, cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Next, place cookies 1-in. apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 5: Bake for 10-15 Minutes

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Then, bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cookies are baked through, but still soft. Finally, cool on wire racks; serve and enjoy!

Step 6: Decorate!

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Now you can decorate the cookies however you’d like with the icing of your choice.

Find more delicious Holiday Recipes like this gingerbread cookie recipe on The Home Depot Blog. Or, shop our Cooking & Food Prep department at The Home Depot for all your cooking needs this holiday season.