Easy Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

A fun way to get into the holiday season: let the kids help with the cookie cutter and then decorate! Also make edible tree ornaments!

How To Make Easy Gingerbread Cookies

These earthy, nutty and warm cookie treats made from your staple holiday ingredients result in this delicious dessert that the kids will get excited for.

  • 5.9 oz butterscotch pudding mix
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Cream pudding mix with butter and sugar; add egg, and blend well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; blend into pudding mixture.
  3. Chill dough for 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Roll dough on a floured board to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter.
  5. Place on greased baking sheets; use a straw to make a hole in the top of the cookie for hanging on the tree, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  7. Decorate if desired.

How To Make Easy Gingerbread Cookies

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These earthy, nutty and warm cookie treats made from your staple holiday ingredients result in this delicious dessert that the kids will get excited for.

Preparation: 10 mins
Chill dough 1 hr
Cooking: 12 mins
Total: 1 hr 22 mins
Makes:

Ingredients

  • 5.9 oz butterscotch pudding mix
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Cream pudding mix with butter and sugar; add egg, and blend well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; blend into pudding mixture.
  3. Chill dough for 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Roll dough on a floured board to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter.
  5. Place on greased baking sheets; use a straw to make a hole in the top of the cookie for hanging on the tree, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  7. Decorate if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 24mg
  • Calories: 300kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 60mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 337mg
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Vitamin A: 527IU
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