Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Your family will love these gently spiced and orange-flavored cookies.

45 min. prep time
30 cookies
232 Ratings


1 cup sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg yolk, molasses and orange juice; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough in half; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight until firm.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Decorate as desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 50mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12520©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very disappointed in this recipe. I didn't want too spicy of a coookie because these were for a classrrom party but beyond butter, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon these were unimpressive. Also, they looked great while baking then flattened out more than I expected and were very greasy. I will not make this recipe again.
Excellent recipe! My four year old and I made these together and they roll out beautifully. Taste is amazing. I used 2 T. molasses but otherwise followed recipe exactly. We sprinkled colored sugar on before we baked them. 10-11 minutes in an electric oven. thank you for the great recipe!

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