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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

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 comes from Jamaican Allspice Berries. This flavorful spice gets its name from tasting like a blend of cinnamon, clove, gin...

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  • 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. Ground ginger powder is als...

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  • Ground Inner Cardamom Seeds Powder

    Grounder Inner Cardamom Seeds are more commonly for pastries, breads and curries, as it provides a flowery flavor and strong aroma that pairs well ...

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  • Ground Madagascar Cloves

    Ground Madagascar Cloves are the ground, unopened flower buds of the clove tree. Ground cloves are an essential ingredient in many savory dishes, a...

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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

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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.