What I love about these cookies is they are tasty to eat, fun to decorate, and a whole lot easier than a true gingerbread house! Give this method a try and let me know what you think.
What Do I Need To Make These Cookies
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Ground Ginger
- Brown Sugar
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Cloves
- Unsulfured Molasses
- Icing and Candies
How to Make
Full directions and measurements are in the printable recipe card below.
The first step to making these cookies is to whip up your cookie batter. You will mix it with a hand or stand mixer until it is mixed and fully whipped up.
Divide the dough into two bowls, and wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge. Then you will print out my gingerbread house printable, and use it to cut and shape your cookie dough.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper, and then place your cookie cut dough onto the pan. Then bake for 20 minutes or until the middle of the cookies are cooked through.
Let cool and then decorate your cookies with holiday candies, candy melts, frosting, etc.
Fun Items To Decorate Cookies With
How to Frame House
Take some vanilla frosting and just shape out the cookie. Then you can ice the top well and decorate with candies. The frosting is going to act like the “glue” for the candy. For the candy canes, you will need to add a dab on one side and then stick it on the cookie. It will then stick and hold its place.
This Christmas cookie printable also acts like a guide. You can see how I did the top to mimic the roof, and then you can ice and decorate the door.
Feel free to let your children join in and create cookies that look so fun and are one-of-a-kind! Add out all the frosting, candies, and more.
For these cookies, you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container. Or if you want place them in the fridge. The one thing to remember is these cookies will dry out somewhat quickly so only cook and serve around a day in advance at the most.
You can freeze the cookies as well if you don’t plan to eat them right away. Or want to save them for decorating. Then you can thaw and decorate and enjoy!
- 6 cups flour (plus additional flour for rolling out cookies)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks butter (room temperature)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup unsulfured molasses
- (Plus icing or melted white candy melts and Christmas Candies for decorating, if desired.)
- Printed House PDF
- In a medium size mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Mix in spices and salt. Add eggs and molasses; mix well. Gradually add flour, baking soda and baking powder, mixing well in between each addition.
- Divide dough in two, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out pdf
template and place over the rolled dough. With a sharp knife, cut out a house shape around the template.
- Transfer to prepared baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the middle of the cookies are cooked through.
- Let cool completely and decorate as desired. You can use frosting or melted candy melts and holiday candy.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g