Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Gingerbread Baby

Gingerbread Baby

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From the kitchen of Dylan Brown

This recipe has been on northpole.com from the beginning… since 1996! We hope you enjoy this classic North Pole recipe. Let us know your opinion by submitting a review!

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
7-10 minutes
2 dozen cookies
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup molasses
1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, sift and mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

  3. In another bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and egg.

  4. Stir in the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, then add the molasses and vanilla.

  5. Let the dough rest at least 2 hours.

  6. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut with a cutter.

  7. Bake 7 to 10 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.


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HWinberg says:

I've been making these since the beginning! Since 1996 when the site popped up on a search. These are the BEST gingerbread cookies around! My family would have no other!

12/3/2012 3:46:13 PM

MaddieBear101 says:

These cookies are amazing everyone loved them and there soooooooooooo good

11/13/2012 5:58:32 PM

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