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Star-shaped gingerbread cookie recipe with candied ginger

Star-Shaped Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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Candied ginger makes our star-shaped gingerbread cookie recipe more flavorful. Bite-size stars are great for snacking and complement any holiday drink.
Course cookies
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Servings 60 cookies
Calories 39
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g