Start Getting Ready For Christmas Cookie Exchange Parties

Start Getting Ready For Christmas Cookie Exchange Parties

Getting Ready For Christmas

There is nothing better than starting my Christmas baking. I start early and freeze my cookies and desserts. When I think of Christmas I think of Gingerbread, sugar cookies, elves and Santa Claus.

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are one of the most popular cookie in a Christmas Cookie Exchange. They are so versatile, gingerbread people, gingerbread houses, gingerbread toys, gingerbread presents. So many different options and so delicious!

gingerbread cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This is a wonderful recipe for Gingerbread cookies, as they won't spread. They will stay the exact size you want them. 

Recipe adapted from The Kitchen Paper

Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  2. Whisk the flour, salt, and spices together in a bowl. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until they’ve just come together 

  4. Add the egg, and mix until incorporated.

  5. Add the molasses, vanilla, and lemon zest (if using). Mix until incorporated.

  6. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until your dough forms.

  7. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4″ thickness. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8-9 minutes.

    If you’re not immediately making the cookies, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate (or freeze) until you are ready to use it. Before using, bring to room temperature.

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