Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

Gingerbread Cutout Cookies are a classic & traditional Christmas holiday cookie to make every year, this recipe also has ground nutmeg and pure vanilla extract to take the flavor over the top!

You can bake them to be crisper or chewier, depending on how you like them. These fun cutout cookies are perfect for decorating with classic, sweet & crisp Royal Icing!

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 8 MINUTES

yield:  60 COOKIES


– 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature – 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed – 1 large egg at room temperature – 3/4 cup unsulphured molasses – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In the bowl of your stand mixer, add brown sugar and unsalted butter and combine on medium speed for 1-2 minutes or until fully creamed together.

Step 1:

Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla extract. In a large mixing bowl, add all-purpose flour, ground ginger, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, kosher salt, and ground nutmeg.

Step 2:

Form the cookie dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic or seal it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.

Step 3:

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