Gingerbread Cookies

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 10 MIN
  • Makes about 25 (depending on the size of the cookie cutter)
  • Freezes



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, spices and baking soda.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, honey and molasses, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the hot molasses mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon. Add the egg and stir until the dough is smooth and not sticky. Add a little flour if needed. Allow to cool.
  5. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough the same thickness of a pie crust. Cut cookies with a cookie cutter in the shape of a snowman, a star and/or other forms. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on their size. Decorate with royal icing (recipe below) and candies, if desired.


This icing is very simple. In a bowl, blend 180 ml (3/4 cup) of icing sugar with about 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of warm water, until smooth.

The mixed spices are sold as-is in the spice aisle. It is actually a mixture of ground ginger, allspice, cinnamon, coriander, bay leaves, cloves and black pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1/25 of the recipe

Content % Daily Value
Calories 135  
Total Fat 4 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Sodium (salt) 60 mg  
Carbohydrates 21 g  
Fibre 0 g  
Protein 2 g