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Close up of a stack of gingerbread cookies

Soft & Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Enjoy the sweet outer crunch and soft chewy center of these beautifully spiced gingerbread cookies. Made with my homemade gingerbread spice blend they’re the perfect cookie for this holiday season.

  • Total Time: 29 minute
  • Yield: 36 Cookies


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda

2.5 tablespoons Gingerbread Spice (Check below for a breakdown)

1/4 teaspoons sea salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter softened

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons cold brewed coffee

2/3 cup molasses

1/4 cup white granulated sugar


  1. In a medium bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, gingerbread spice, and sea salt. 
  2. In another mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, and white and brown sugar until fluffy. 
  3. Add in the egg, cold coffee, and molasses. Blend together until combined.
  4. Add the flour ½ at a time until fully incorporated.
  5. Cover and chill the cookie dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a couple of large baking sheets with parchment paper once your dough has chilled.
  7. Roll the gingerbread dough into small balls and gently roll it into the bowl of sugar and place it on the parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. 
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan.


Gingerbread Spice

1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ginger
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves

  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 102
  • Sugar: 8.6 g
  • Sodium: 73.4 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.3 mg

Keywords: soft gingerbread cookies

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