There are many reasons to bake cookies at home: the cold, wanting to give someone a gift, having a good time with the kids in the kitchen or simply enjoying a homemade sweet. This time Rosa, author of Pemberley Cup&Cakes , offers us a basic that cannot be missed on these dates: the most delicious gingerbread cookie recipe you can make. What can't you resist?

There are certain flavors and aromas that make us travel sensorially in time and sometimes also in space. And that is precisely what happens to me with gingerbread cookies. Although this may not be a practice that is fully present in some of our homes, it is certainly a mouthful full of tradition and reminiscences filled with endless delicious nuances.

Making gingerbread cookies is not only completely simple, it is a very entertaining and fun task, which will only get better if we manage to get an extra pair of hands (or two; the more the better) with which to share a moment as comforting as it is to make a good homemade cookie. Because that's what it's all about, sharing, right?

However, this time, I was also especially excited to decorate them for the occasion, so instead of giving them the classic “gingerbread man” shape, I used my Nordic Ware “All seasons” cookie stamps , They just look like beauty to me. But the thing is not there, because stamping our cookies with them turns the task, already completely rewarding in itself, into an experience that I would say even exciting.

It is clear that when these dates arrive there are an infinity of reasons and options to enter the kitchen and prepare from the most succulent and elaborate dishes to the simplest recipes, but no less festive and celebrated for that. And with this last excuse, I leave you with my stamped gingerbread cookies that are looking forward to reaching your table.

Kitchen Craft Measuring Spoon Set, Kitchen Craft Measuring Spoon Set and All Season Nordic Ware Cookie Stamps

Ingredients (for 12 large cookies)

All ingredients must be at room temperature, unless otherwise indicated

  • 250gr of wheat flour of common use (+ extra flour to manipulate the dough)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • a pinch of salt
  • 60g of unsalted butter
  • 80g of brown sugar
  • 125g molasses or cane syrup
  • 1 egg yolk (L)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Icing sugar, to decorate (optional)


  1. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Mix well with the help of a few rods and reserve.
  2. In the bowl of our KitchenAid stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large bowl using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon ) beat the butter for a couple of minutes on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  3. Now add the brown sugar and beat for a further 3 - 4 minutes at medium-high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy in texture and noticeably paler in colour.
  4. Next, reduce speed, add the egg yolk and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Next, add the molasses and vanilla extract and mix well until a uniform mixture is obtained.
  6. Now we incorporate the dry ingredients that we had reserved (point 1) in two batches and mix gently until there are no visible traces of flour. We will obtain a somewhat crumbly and very sticky dough.
  7. We pour the mixture on a sheet of transparent film wide enough to wrap it well in it, close it and shape it into a ball through the film. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand and refrigerate for at least 3 hours (even overnight) until the dough is completely firm and solid.
  8. Once ready, divide the dough into 12 equal portions (about 45g each) and re-form each portion into a ball.
  9. Next, we flour the work surface on one side and on the other we grease our cookie stamps (I have used the Nordic Ware “All Seasons” model) with a light layer of release spray or sunflower oil (we can easily apply it with the help of of a pastry brush ) and we stamp our cookies, pressing the stamp evenly on each ball of dough until checking that it reaches just to the edge*. We will grease the stamps again whenever necessary (I usually do it every two cookies). To loosen the cookies from the stamps, slightly spread the edge of the dough around the edge of the stamp with your fingertips and the cookie will gently detach from the surface of the stamp.
  10. With the help of a flat spatula, also floured, we are placing our gingerbread cookies on the oven tray with a separation of about 2 cm between one and the other. In these cases, I always use my De Buyer non-stick tray as I don't need to grease it or cover it with any type of baking paper. We then cover with transparent film and refrigerate again for 15 minutes, so the relief of the designs will continue to be well defined even after baking.
  11. Meanwhile, preheat the oven (electric and airless) to 180ºC with top and bottom heat and place the oven rack in the center position.
  12. We bake our cookies for about 10-12 minutes (depending on whether we want them more or less crispy) until the edges begin to brown very slightly.
  13. Remove from the oven and leave the cookies on the tray for about 5 minutes before transferring them with the spatula and very carefully to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  14. When serving, we can sprinkle them with a little icing sugar to give them an even more Christmas touch.

Store up to 5 days at room temperature well protected from air in an airtight container.

De Buyer Nonstick Baking Pan, Tellier Mechanical Scale, All Season Nordic Ware Cookie Stamps and Birkmann Cooling Rack


  • *If we want the edges to be perfectly defined, we can finish cutting them with a round cookie cutter of the same diameter as the stamps.
  • The diversity and indicated quantities of each spice can vary according to the particular taste of each one, although in my opinion ginger and cinnamon seem unquestionable in this recipe.
  • A fairly common practice is to hang some gingerbread cookies on the Christmas tree as decoration. If you want to do the test, you just have to pierce them with the help of a straw a few millimeters from the edge just before putting them in the oven. Once cool, you thread a pretty ribbon or string through the hole and voila!
  • If necessary (sometimes it happens), we can double the amounts indicated in the recipe and make twice as many cookies, except in the case of the egg yolk, where instead of two, we would use a whole egg. And so, we can also make extra cookies to give away.
  • Once baked, as soon as they cool completely, the gingerbread cookies can be frozen for up to 2-3 months, tightly wrapped in cling film first, then aluminum foil.

I say goodbye to this year and to all of you with my best wishes. See you soon!

A hug,




E.M.E M.1-1
Es una gran receta ideal para hacerla en familia principalmente este mes, gracias por compartirla. la hare con mi mama y mi hermana, aprovechado nuestro hobby para pasar mas tiempo juntas.

Magnolia said:

Seguro que voy a prepararlas para esta navidad y las muchas reuniones que tengo, una pregunta esta masa se puede congelar en bolitas para después hornearlas?
Veo que dices en la receta que se pueden congelar horneadas, yo busco masas que se puedan preparar y congelar y tener listas para el dia que necesito.
Gracias por tu ayuda.

Magnolia said:

Seguro que voy a prepararlas para esta navidad y las muchas reuniones que tengo, una pregunta esta masa se puede congelar en bolitas para después hornearlas?
Veo que dices en la receta que se pueden congelar horneadas, yo busco masas que se puedan preparar y congelar y tener listas para el dia que necesito.
Gracias por tu ayuda.

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