How To Make Gingerbread Cookies

How To Make Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a classic holiday treat loved by many. These spicy, sweet, and aromatic cookies are perfect for sharing with friends and family during festive gatherings or for enjoying with a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate. Making these cookies may seem daunting, but they are easy! With the right ingredients, tools, and a little patience, anyone can create delicious and beautiful cookies! Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make gingerbread cookies that are sure to impress.

Gingerbread cookies are a popular holiday treat that are not only delicious but also offer a range of benefits. Making cookies is a fun and festive activity that brings people together while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Ginger also has a number of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties and aiding digestion. They make great gifts for friends and family and can be decorated in a variety of ways to suit different tastes and preferences. What a wonderful way to spread joy and cheer during the holidays.

How To Make Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Sugar Cookies

Makes 24 cookies
4.50 from 2 votes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cover a cookie sheet (aff) with parchment paper and set aside
  • Using a standing mixer (aff), cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy
  • Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
  • Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
  • Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  • Cut out a few Gingerbread men and place onto the cookie sheet (aff)
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  • Repeat steps until completely out of dough
  • Let cookies cool completely
  • Using the standing mixer (aff), combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
  • Scoop icing into 6 bowls to mix colors in, leaving one bowl with the most icing for the brown color.
  • Add in some brown gel coloring into the bowl with the most icing and mix until combined. Add in a few more drops of brown and mix until you get the shade you like
  • Add in the remaining colors into their own bowls, leaving one white
  • Scoop a little bit of icing into each piping bag and set aisde
  • Add in 3 tablespoons of water into the brown icing bowl and mix until combined
  • Pour icing into the squeeze bottle and set aside
  • Using the brown icing piping bag, pipe an outline around all of the gingerbread men cookies
  • Once done, fill in with the thinner icing
  • Let cookies dry overnight
  • Using the red icing bag, pipe a scarf around the gingerbread mens neck
  • Using the white icing, add squiggly lines to his arms and legs
  • Using the black icing, pipe on the dots on his belly, for his eyes and pipe on a smile
  • Using the pink icing add a dot at the end of the smile for his cheeks
  • Let dry for an hour.
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Making these cookies is a fun and rewarding activity that anyone can enjoy. You, too, can easily create these festive cookies that will be a hit with your family and friends (and you can make these Gingerbread Houses, too!). Remember to take your time and enjoy the process. This is a relaxing and enjoyable way to get into the holiday spirit. Grab your apron, turn on some festive music, and make delicious gingerbread cookies to fill your home (aff) with warmth and joy. Happy baking!

Lisa Martin

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