Gingerbread Cookie Recipe for Christmas Ornaments

I love making edible Christmas ornaments! I’ve already made one set this year, but I couldn’t stop there, so I made these gingerbread cookie ornaments, too. Watch the video below for instructions on how to make these edible ornaments and then scroll down for the full gingerbread cookie recipe. 

Videography: super9Films


Gingerbread cookie recipe:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Sparkling sugar (optional)
  1. Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy
  2. Add the molasses and mix until combined
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl in between each egg
  4. Sift flour, salt and spices, add to butter mixture
  5. Mix on low speed until dough forms
  6. Split dough into two pieces, wrap in plastic and chill for one hour
  7. Roll dough into 1/4″ sheets, chill for 30 minutes
  8. Cut out shapes
  9. Use round decorating tip 8 to cut holes for ribbon
  10. Brush cookies with water, sprinkle with sparkling sugar
  11. Freeze for 15 minutes
  12. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, rotate tray after 6 minutes
  13. Allow to cool completely before tying on the ribbon

Merry Christmas!

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