Gingerbread Cookies

December gives many good reasons to bake. One of the reasons could be to set the stage for the festive season. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that your pantry is stocked with home baked goodies during Holidays.


When I think of baking, I think of all my American friends who are all so good at baking. Baking comes to them so naturally. One of them is Amy Salve,  who I have known for last 5 years. I always  learn a thing or two from her every time we meet. Just today we met over lunch and I got her gingerbread cookies recipe.

My kids loved these cookies mainly  for two reasons -flavor and their shape. Aren’t these cute ??

Go spread the holiday cheer with these decadent cookies 🙂


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Baking Time: 12 minutes
Ready In : 1 hour 30 minutes
Makes: 3 dozen medium sized cookies
1 ½ cups dark molasses
1 cup packed brown sugar
⅔ cup cold water
⅓ cup shortening
7 cups APF
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix molasses, brown sugar, water and shortening.
Stir in all the dry ingredients and make a dough. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
Heat oven to 350 F. Roll dough ¼ inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a cookie cutter. Place them 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until no indentation appears when pressed, about 10- 12 minutes.



I used raisins to decorate them, just before putting them in the oven


Let them cool on cooling racks


If you want to decorate them, go ahead and use your favorite icing.




  1. I love baking. And I miss baking. I don’t really have an opportunity to do it here. Trying to find an oven I can use to make a lemon meringue pie.

  2. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    I love the smell of gingerbread cookies baking in the oven! Will have to try this recipe soon!

  3. Oh these cookies look so cute and delicious. I will try to make it this weekend.

  4. Wow, those look so delicious! I should definitely try to make these. Thanks!

  5. These are so cute! and they look wonderful! Definitely reminds me of the holidays!

  6. Nothing smells more delicious than gingerbread cookies. That reminds me that I have to bake a batch soon!

  7. Looks Yummy! What did you put on some of the cookies? A Walnut? Chocolate?

  8. thanks for sharing, ginger bread cookies or any meal with ginger wets my appetite..

  9. They look so yummy!

  10. Yours turned out great! I made some last week and they were super crumbly. Great job!

  11. I was looking for this recipe. Thanks for sharing with us. 🙂

  12. Looks delicious! I have never made any cookies except the plain ones 😒

  13. Gingerbread cookies are a must at Christmas time! I actually prefer them without all the icing and decorations so this is perfect for me.

  14. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    These cookies are so cute! I love gingerbread, so I will have to try these soon!

  15. How adorable!

  16. These little guys came out so cute!!

  17. I love gingerbread men, thanks for this, going to make them. X

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