Gingerbread Cookies

The holiday is near, school is on break, and everyone seems to be in the mood for some good ol’ cookies. If you are looking for a recipe you can cook with the young ones then this is a match! The dough is so easy to work with, and the possibility for design is endless.



  • 300g all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground clove
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg


Sugar Icing Frosting:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1½ tbsp egg white**
  • 2 tsp water



  1.  Cut up some butter and set aside until it is softened. In a large bowl, sift all the dry ingredients. Give it a quick whisk and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter and sugar. Mix on high speed until creamy and fluffy, then add the molasses. Mix until well combined. Also, add the egg. Mix until combined. After that add in the sifted dry ingredients in two batches. Fold in with a spatula until the white is no longer visible, then add in the balance. Continue folding in until it comes together as a dough.
  3. Transfer the dough in between two parchment papers (non-stick preferably). Roll out the dough to about 5mm thick. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. After 2 hours, you can use your desired cookie cutter to cut out into shapes. Place them on a baking tray.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are brown.
  6. When the cookies are done, they will look dry, but still, be soft to the touch. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. When cool, the cookies can be frosted with the icing of your choice. 


For the Sugar Icing: 

  1. Separate 1 egg.
  2. Stir the egg white and set aside. Sift all the icing sugar.
  3. Add 1½ tbsp of egg white. Use a spatula to mix it a bit.
  4. Add the water. The frosting varies depending on the existing moisture. So do add 1 tsp at a time to test it out. With an electric mixer, mix it on medium speed until white and fluffy. 


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