Gingerbread Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 36 Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies: Perfectly spiced crunchy cookies that are perfect for decorating or dunking in coffee.  The only gingerbread recipe you'll ever need, these are perfection!
  • For the Cookies
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 3½ Cups Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon Allspice
  • For The Icing
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • ½ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 4½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • Green and Red Gel Food Coloring
  1. For the Cookies
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F ,and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl cream butter, sugar, and molasses.
  4. Add in the water,ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. Mix until combined.
  5. Stir in flour a little at a time until just combined.
  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface until it is around ¼ inch thick.
  7. Cut into desired shape. Re-roll dough as needed. Bake for 10-11 minutes.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. For the Icing
  10. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla and powder sugar. Mix until stiff peaks form
  11. Split icing into 3 bowls Add 1-2 drops of Green into one of the three bowls. Add 3-4 drops of red into the second bowl. Mix until you reach your desired shade.
  12. Decorate as desired. I like to use a Wilton #2 tip.
  13. Allow icing to dry for 1-2 hours.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 153
Recipe by Baking Beauty at