Gingerbread Cookies



Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 17 February 2022)



Total Time

2hrs 26mins



These chewy, spicy ginger-scented cookies are perfect for cutting into holiday shapes and decorating with Royal Icing. Roll a little thinner if you prefer crispy cookies.


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour410 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder8 g
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda5 g
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger3 teaspoons
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon1 ½ teaspoons
  • Ground cloves icon
    Ground cloves½ teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter85 gsoftened
  • Dark brown sugar icon
    Dark brown sugar150 g
  • Molasses icon
    Molasses170 g
  • Egg icon
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract10 g
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white1
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar240 g
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon½ teaspoonjuice of

  • 1. Add all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and ground cloves to a clean medium bowl
  • 2. Whisk briefly then set aside
  • 3. Add unsalted butter, dark brown sugar, molasses, egg and vanilla extract to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 4. Mix until combined
  • 5. Transfer dry ingredients to dough gradually while mixing
  • 6. Wrap with plastic wrap
  • 7. Chill in fridge - 2 hr
  • 8. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  • 9. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  • 10. Roll out dough until 1/4" thick
  • 11. Cut out
  • 12. Transfer dough to baking sheet
  • 13. Bake - 6 min, 190°C
  • 14. Transfer onto cooling rack until cool
  • 15. Add egg white to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 16. Whisk until frothy
  • 17. Add powdered sugar and lemon to the icing
  • 18. Whisk until thick
  • 19. Decorate cookies with piping bag

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