Use this recipe to make our Pumpkin-Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, and spices into a medium bowl. Put butter, brown sugar, and grated ginger into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in molasses.

  • Beat in flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the baking soda mixture. Shape dough into a disk, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours (up to overnight).

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, and space 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

  • Roll balls in granulated sugar. Bake until surfaces crack slightly, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets, 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks, and let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Reviews (7)

138 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
My boyfriend LOVES these cookies! I wouldn't change a thing. Just make sure you refrigerate the balls before you bake them otherwise they will flatten and spread out too much.
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I made these as cut outs and loved them! Even my anti-gingerbread husband liked them. My toddler liked them too. Some came out on the crisp side but still were delish. What with baking them as flat cut outs instead of balls the time was tricky to get down. I went more around 7 minutes. Highly recommend this recipe!
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It's not a typo, they should be 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches each. Great cookies!
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Yes it is a typo. Should state: 1" to 2" balls.
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i rolled them into 1" balls and got about 40 bite-size cookies (baked only 10 min). i liked this size but wouldn't go any smaller. the chewy texture is *great*.
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This was the first time I made gingerbread cookies, my family and friends loved them. The first batch i made i found that 2 tablespoons baking soda was to much so the next time, i only did 1 tablespoons baking soda and i loved them :)
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Do you really roll them into 1/2" balls, or is this a typo? Shouldn't they be larger?