This classic gingerbread cookies recipe is easy to make, totally delicious, and perfect for decorating!
This week I made my annual pilgrimage up to the verrrrrry top shelf in my kitchen to retrieve my big box of cookie cutters…
…because it’s Gingerbread Cookie season!
Yes, probably like many of you, these cute little cookies have been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. My sister and I always used to love cutting them out and decorating them galore as kids. And as an adult, I must confess that I love the way they make my home smell amazing almost as much as I love eating them! They definitely beat out a holiday candle any day. ;)
So for anyone else looking to bake up a batch, here is my go-to gingerbread cookie recipe that was originally developed by my friend, Elise Bauer of SimplyRecipes.com. It’s easy to make, perfectly soft and delicious, and it never fails me. Let’s make some!
I actually just went in and updated the photos for this recipe, but here’s a shoutout to the original photos I took way back when I first posted in 2009. I forgot about that scarf — so cute!
To make these, simply mix up the dough. Then let it chill thoroughly in the fridge (so that your cookies don’t puff up and spread out too much while cooking). Then roll it out on a floured surface and bring on your favorite cookie cutters!
I kept things traditional this year with some classic holiday shapes, but you can use whatever you’d like! Or if you don’t have cookie cutters, a biscuit cutter or the top of a (rinsed-out) aluminum can will also work.
Once they’re baked up, let them cool to room temperature…
…and then decorate them with my simple frosting recipe if you’d like.
A delicious recipe for classic gingerbread cookies that never fails me! Slightly adapted from Elise Bauer of SimplyRecipes.com. If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!
Gingerbread Cookies Recipe:
Simple Icing Recipe:
To Make The Gingerbread Cookies:
To Make The Simple Icing:
A delicious recipe for classic gingerbread cookies that never fails me!
Slightly adapted from Elise Bauer of SimplyRecipes.com.All images and text ©
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!