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Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen


About 30 cookies

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Miranda Barnett, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Classic holiday gingerbread cookies get a Savory Spice twist with a hint of cardamom for a cookie that's perfectly sweet-spiced and ready for Santa.

Recipe Notes

Decorate with royal icing, gumdrops, candy pieces, or anything in your wildest gingerbread dreams!


2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1/3 cup molasses

1 egg

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Ground Jamaican Allspice

    Ground Jamaican Allspice is a key ingredient in BBQ sauces, homemade ketchups, curries and chilis. We freshly make our Jamaican allspice seasoning ...

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  • Ground Supreme Saigon Cinnamon

    If you're looking for bold, fresh cinnamon flavor, then look no further with Supreme Saigon Cinnamon. Our ground Saigon cinnamon's higher oil conte...

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  • Ground Ginger

    Our quality Ground Ginger is freshly ground & is an ideal ingredient for most of your favorite baked goods recipes. Though ginger is a must-hav...

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  • Ground Inner Cardamom Seeds Powder

    In the Cardamom Hills of southern India, wild cardamom bushes have grown for some 2000 years. They flourish in rainforests and in some cases can gr...

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  • Ground Madagascar Cloves

    Native to the Molucca Islands (also known as the Spice Islands), cloves are also produced in Madagascar, Indonesia, Brazil, and Zanzibar. The first...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. This sea salt was harvested off t...

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  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

    Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. As with all our vanil...

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Step 1: Make dough

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and spices, and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, sugar, and molasses until light and fluffy, about 5 min. Add egg and Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract and mix until just combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Split dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap, flattening into a disc. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Step 2: Bake dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Working with one disc at a time, roll dough out into a large rectangle until it is ½-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut cookies into desired shapes, rerolling scraps until all dough is shaped, and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 min., rotating halfway through. Cookies should still be soft and will harden as they cool.