Gingerbread Cookies

Description: These are soft, chewy cookies with pure ginger flavor. If you are using these for cookie place cards, bake for the longer amount of time indicated, or until firm but not overly brown.

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe


  • 1/2 cup Black tea
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Molasses
  • 5 cups Flour, Sifted
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Yield: 24 Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes.

Cook Time: 30 minute s.

Total Time: 1 hour

Prepare and set aside to cool:
Black tea

Cream together:
Unsalted butter, softened

Beat in:

Mix together, then add to butter mixture alternately with the cooled tea:
Flour (sifted)
Ground ginger
Baking soda

Mix all ingredients well. Chill for at least 24 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Royal Icing (in our recipes section) or buttercream frosting, or just eat them plain.