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Star-shaped gingerbread cookie recipe with candied ginger

Star-Shaped Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course cookies
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 39 kcal

what you'll need

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp ginger chopped, candied
  • cookie cutter star side-of-the-cup cookie cutter

let's do it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses until combined.
  • Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together until smooth dough forms then wrap and chill dough for about 1 hour.
  • Roll dough on floured surface to ¼" thickness then cut out dough using the cookie cutter.
  • Place cutouts on greased cookie sheet, 2" apart and bake 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly then move from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  • Once cooled, place on rim of mug or glass to garnish eggnog, hot cocoa or any holiday drink.

One Last Thing

Did you know organic candied ginger is available and is gluten-free?


Calories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 0.4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 3g
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