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The Best Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Online!

 The aroma of gingerbread is reason enough to make it this time of year!  Whether you are teetering on the fence or heading full-swing into the Christmas season, gingerbread cookies will tilt you into full-fledge holiday cheer.  Below is the recipe I use year after year.  It has 5-star reviews form 370+ users!  Click on this link for all the reviewers’ comments and tips!  I have found so many of the tips helpful in creating the  The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies by gingerkitten D.

If you are throwing a Gingerbread Party this holiday season, here is a little inspiration from one of our Christmas Gingerbread Parties!  You can find all the paper on our website to create a one-of-a-kind Gingerbread Party of your own!  Happy Baking!

The Most Wonderful Gingerbread Cookies by gingerkitten D.


    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 cup molasses
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (optional)


    1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
    2. In a large bowl (KitchenAid’s great for this) beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well blended.
    3. Add molasses, vanilla, and lemon zest and continue to mix until well blended.
    4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended and smooth.
    5. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
    6. Preheat oven to 375 deg. Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper.
    7. (Dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, but in this case, it should be refrigerated. Return to room temp before using.) Preheat oven to 375°.
    8. Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    9. Place 1 portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface.
    10. Sprinkle flour over the dough and rolling pin.
    11. Roll dough to a scant 1/4-inch thick.
    12. Use additional flour to avoid sticking.
    13. Cut out cookies with desired cutter– the gingerbread man is our favorite of course.
    14. Space cookies 1 1/2-inches apart.
    15. Bake 1 sheet at a time for 7-10 minutes (the lower time will give you softer cookies– very good!).
    16. Remove cookie sheet from oven and allow the cookies to stand until the cookies are firm enough to move to a wire rack.
    17. After cookies are cool you may decorate them any way you like.
    18. I usually brush them with a powdered sugar glaze when I am in a hurry, but they look wonderful decorated with Royal icing.

About the author

Loralee Lewis

Known for bringing sophistication to whimsical designs, Loralee is arguably the premier designer for event stationery. Loralee Lewis is the owner and chief designer of the self-named company, Loralee Lewis and has been serving global clientele since 2009.

Named one of the new and noteworthy companies to watch by the National Stationery Show in 2014. Commissioned by the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation and World Vision to create invitations and artwork for Mama Sarah Obama event. Clients include Gwen Stefani, Kevin Costner, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Nordstrom, Dylan Lauren of Dylan's Candy, Emily Giffin, VOGUE Eyewear, and Trish McEvoy to name a few. Loralee Lewis products were featured in the 2011 Emmys Award Swag Bags.

Media credits and design features include Better Homes & Gardens (Christmas 2013, Halloween 2014, Christmas 2014), Marie Claire Enfants (2012), Taste of Home (2016), People (2016), InStyle (2016), FOXNews (2014), Huffington Post (2013), Mingle Magazine (2017), Babiekins Magazine (2011-2015), Style Me Pretty, Popsugar, Texas Monthly, Women's World (2010) and features on every major online magazine and event blog. In 2017, Loralee was placed in Marquis Who's Who in The World.

In 2014, Loralee introduced her wholesale products and you now can find her products in retail stores across the world. 2014 through 2016, Loralee has co-partnered with Chasing Fireflies to create one-of-a-kind party collections for their clientele. Co-partnering with Chasing Fireflies, Loralee designed and manufactured Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers party line.

Loralee currently has over 3,000 unique specialty products. That all being said, Loralee's most cherished clients are her four young children. Though she struggled with infertility, Loralee was blessed with four children through adoption and could not be happier! They are her constant inspiration and a major reason why Loralee is involved with numerous domestic and international humanitarian causes. Speaking and sharing her international and entrepreneurial experiences at women's business, adoption, and creative conferences have become a favorite past time of hers. Loralee and her family reside in Dallas, Texas.