Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies

Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
9 cookies


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • Dash ground cloves

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup mild-flavor molasses

  • 1 egg

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and molasses. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg until combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll 1/3-cup portions of dough into balls. Place four or five balls 4 inches apart on each cookie sheet. Flatten balls slightly.

  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges of cookies are set. Do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Spread cookies with Powdered Sugar Icing. Let stand until icing is set.

Powdered Sugar Icing

  1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing reaches spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
16g Fat
78g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 5g
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 354mg 8%
Folate, total 68.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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