Gingerbread Cookie Bites
60 min
1 hr 20 min



1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

3 tablespoons mild molasses

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda


10 ounces vanilla or chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark)

Decorator sprinkles or coarsely crushed starlight mint candies

10 (8- to 10-inch) thin wooden skewers, if desired

Large red and green gumdrops, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter, egg and molasses in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Press dough into ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 18-22 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely. Cut with 1 1/2-inch cookie cutters.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt candy coating according to package directions. Dip top of each cookie into melted candy coating. Place onto waxed paper, coating-side up. Immediately sprinkle with decorator sprinkles or crushed candies. Let stand until coating is set.

  5. STEP 5

    Thread decorated cookies onto each skewer, if desired. Top skewer with gumdrop or additional cookie, as desired.

Tip #1

- Cut gingerbread into 1- or 1 1/2-inch squares, triangles or diamonds.

Tip #2

- Keep candy coating warm while dipping cookies.


28Fat (mg)
75Cholesterol (mg)
320Sodium (mg)
76Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)


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  December 17, 2010

I have made this recipe 2 years in a row with my kids and it's awesome. The kids have a blast cutting out the shapes and decorating the cookies. My husband and I love to eat the leftover gingerbread plain with coffee. I've never been much of a fan of gingerbread before but this is really good.

— says angela
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