12 Days of Baking: Gingerbread Cookies

12 Days of Baking: Gingerbread Cookies

Fairhaven Mill12/19/23

Today's recipe is a tried-and-true gingerbread cookie recipe that will fill your home with the irresistible scent of spices! These delicious treats have been a staple of holiday celebrations for generations & are perfect for any holiday gathering. Add a fun and festive touch to your gingerbread cookies by decorating them with your favorite icing & sprinkles!


  • 3 cups Fairhaven Mill Organic All-Purpose White Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured or dark molasses (do not use blackstrap)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves., and allspice. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the egg to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well after each addition. Then, add the molasses and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.

  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until the dough comes together. You may need to use your hands to knead the dough a bit to fully incorporate all the flour.

  5. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disc. Wrap the discs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until the dough is firm.

  6. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disc of dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and transfer them to the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little space between each cookie.

  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Keep in mind that the baking time may vary depending on the size of your cookies, so keep a close eye on them.

  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Once the cookies are completely cool, you can decorate them with icing and sprinkles if desired.

  11. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!

- The Fairhaven Mill Team