Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe is the perfect holiday recipe! Recently, I went to an event where we had a cookie decorating section for kids/teens. So we made gingerbread cookie dough and they had fun rolling out the dough, cutting out shapes and then decorating the cookies after they were baked and cooled.
This recipe is great for kids parties so the kids can make their own cookies and then decorate them! But it’s also perfect for bringing to your holiday get together, eating with hot chocolate while watching your favourite Christmas movie, and even a Christmas cookie exchange! So don’t waste any more time! Get baking!
How thick do I roll the dough for Easy Gingerbread Cookies?
Roll the dough about 1/2 an inch thick and if you want a crispier cookie roll it to about 1/4 inch thick!
Can I freeze Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe?
Yes! You can either freeze the dough and then thaw it before using it. (Make sure to calculate the time for thawing before you want to bake!) Or you can bake your cookies ahead of time and freeze them for up to 3 weeks in a freezer safe gallon bag. (Decorate them after!)
What else can I use in place of molasses?
Corn syrup is a replacement for molasses but I highly recommend using molasses if you can.
How many cookies does Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe make?
It makes about 3-4 dozen depending on the size of your cookies!
Tips for rolling out Easy Gingerbread Cookies:
- Lightly flour your work surface before rolling out the dough.
- Lightly flour the rolling pin as well so no dough sticks to it!
Be sure to show me your gingerbread cookie creations! I’d love to see what you make.
Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
- 2 cup margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 egg
- 6 tablespoons molasses
- 6 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- Beat together margarine and sugar in a large mixing bowl,
- Add in sugar and beat again.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
- Add in molasses and mix again.
- Mix last three ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir together.
- Dough might be a bit sticky so place in fridge for at least 10 minutes. (Longer if needed!)
- Roll dough out and cut shapes with your favourite cookie cutters.
- Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool completely on wire racks and then decorate to your hearts content!