Gingerbread recipe

gingerbread cookies

gingerbread cookies

Emma Newcomb, Reporter

Gingerbread is a sweet and iconic cookie for the holiday season and has remained a staple throughout the decades of the Christmas season,  This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to recreate this cookie for Christmas.

gingerbread cookies




  • 1/2 cup of butter softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • frosting of choice


  1. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy (5-7 minutes). Beat molasses, egg and water into the butter and brown sugar mixture. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (minus frosting), gradually beat into a creamed mixture. divide the dough in half. Shape each into a disk; cover. Refrigerate until easy to handle (about 30 minutes).

2. Preheat oven to 350. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8 in. thickness.

Cut with a floured cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart greased baking sheets.

3. Bake until edges are firm, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost as desired.