Perfect Homemade Gingerbread Cookies

The holiday season is incomplete without the delightful aroma of freshly baked gingerbread cookies wafting through the house. Elevate your baking experience with our irresistible homemade gingerbread cookies recipe, paired perfectly with Cuisipro baking essentials.

Tips for the perfect cookies

  1. Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure ingredients like butter, eggs, and dairy are at room temperature before starting. This helps in achieving a smoother and better incorporation of ingredients in the batter.

  2. Follow the Recipe: Baking is a science. Follow the recipe precisely, especially when it comes to measurements and ingredients. Even small deviations can impact the final result.

  3. Preheat Your Oven: Always preheat your oven to the temperature specified in the recipe before placing your baked goods inside. This ensures even baking and proper rising.

  4. Sifting Dry Ingredients: Sifting flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder helps in aerating the ingredients and removing lumps, resulting in a lighter texture.

  5. Don't Overmix: When combining wet and dry ingredients, mix until just combined. Overmixing can lead to tough baked goods. A few lumps in the batter are usually fine.

  6. Properly Measure Flour: Spoon flour into your measuring cup and level it off with a flat edge for accurate measurements. Avoid packing the flour into the cup.

  7. Rotate Baking Sheets: If baking multiple trays at once, rotate them halfway through the baking time. Ovens can have hot spots, and rotating ensures even baking.

  8. Cooling Time: Allow baked goods to cool completely on a wire rack before storing or decorating. This prevents sogginess and maintains texture.

Ingredients - Gingerbread Cookies

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • Cuisipro Measuring Spoons & Cups

 Ingredients - Royal Icing 

  • 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 3 tablespoons water (adjust for desired consistency)


Step 1: Preparing the Dough

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and molasses, mixing until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Divide the dough in half, flatten each half into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Step 2: Baking the Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disc of dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. *Cut out shapes and carefully transfer them to the Cuisipro Baking Sheet, leaving space between each cookie. *If you do not have a cookie cutter, grab your favorite glass and use this as your guide, you can do different sizes like we did!
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly firm. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on a Cuisipro baking rack.

Step 3: Royal Icing and Decoration

  1. Prepare royal icing by mixing 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder and 3 tablespoons water. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. Transfer the icing into a Cuisipro Decorating Pen fitted with a snowflake tip.
  3. Decorate the cooled cookies with intricate snowflake designs or any desired patterns using the decorating pen. Let the icing set for about 1 hour.


What you'll need