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how to make gingerbread cookies

I ALREADY HAD EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE INGREDIENTS GUYS!! A lot of recipes had things like molasses and specific salts or flours that nobody actually has, so basically I put together a recipe where you most likely have everything already!!


  • flour (3 cups)
  • ground cloves (1/4 teaspoon)
  • cinnamon (2 teaspoons)
  • ginger (2 teaspoons)
  • salt (1/2 teaspoons)
  • brown sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • one large egg
  • vanilla extract (2 1/2 teaspoons)
  • unsalted butter (6 tablespoons)
  • electronic mixer
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cups (teaspoon & cups)
  • cookie sheet/tray
  • oven ;)


1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (fahrenheit)

2. Whisk together 1/2 tsp of salt, 3 cups of flour and 1/4 tsp cloves, 2 tsp ginger and 2tsp of cinnamon in the large bowl.

3. Using your mixer, first mix 6 tbsp of butter and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar until they are sorta together. (they don’t mix great yet, but do your best)

4. First, crack your egg in a separate bowl (just in case it’s a bad one or leaves a piece of shell), before adding it to the sugar/butter mixture and mixing.

5. Then add 2 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and continue mixing.

6. Next, slowly add in the dry ingredient mixture to the mixer while mixing until it’s FULLY blended to a slightly crumbly but squishes-nicely dough.

7. Then dump the dough out on a lightly floured surface.

8. Roll out the dough to about a centimeter thick.

9. Use cookie cutters of your choice to cut out your cookies!

10. Finally, put them on a cookie sheet and bake them for 8-10 minutes and there you have your cookies!!

You could also always frost them too, but I didn’t have frosting…

Making cookies with friends is sooo much fun and perfect for winter break!! I think they also make a perfect gift, which is what I plan to do when I make them again!

<3 carly

10 thoughts on “how to make gingerbread cookies

  1. OMG! I love gingerbread cookies and I was just talking about making some cookies today when I saw this post! And I have all of these ingredients too! Woah! 😲 I am definitely going to make these today! Thanks!
    Ellie x 💕 💫 🎅🏻 🦌

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