Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies

We are still thinking Christmas in July here and have some simply decorated but beautiful Christmas Cookies for today. This Holiday Ginger Cookie is a delicious spiced cookie that can be made into little cookie sandwiches or decorated individually.  The spiced cookie and royal icing come together for just the right amount of sweet.

Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies



Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In bowl of stand mixer, combine softened butter and light brown sugar.  Blend on medium for 2 minutes until mixture is fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and continue mixing on medium until very smooth.

Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and gradually add the cream mixture at low speed until completely combined.

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto non stick cookie sheets.  Cookies should be spaced 2 1/2″-3″ apart.

Bake in preheated oven for 11-13 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.  Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

 Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies

There are many ways to enjoy these Christmas Cookies.  They are delicious plain or decorated with a royal icing or made into sandwich cookies with an icing in between.  I decorated some single cookies and made a few into sandwich cookies.

For the sandwich cookies, a buttercream or maple cream cheese frosting makes a great filling!

Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies

To decorate the cookies as shown, fill a piping bag fitted with a small decorating tip with white royal icing, red royal icing, and green.  Pipe thin white flowers or other designs onto the cookies.  Add holly leaves and berries to give the cookies extra color.  Thin a small amount of white royal icing with water and coat some of the cookies as shown.

Christmas Cookies - Frosted Ginger Cookie

Though there is not a lot of detail to these cookies or time involved, they are beautiful and everyone will enjoy!

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Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies
 
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Spiced ginger cookie with royal icing decorations.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, combine softened butter and light brown sugar. Blend on medium for 2 minutes until mixture is fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and continue mixing on medium until very smooth.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and gradually add the cream mixture at low speed until completely combined.
  5. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto non stick cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced 2½"-3" apart.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 11-13 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

 

What are your favorite Christmas Cookies?

About Racquel

Racquel is a stay at home mom with an extensive background in interior home design. She loves baking & creating beautifully decorated treats, cooking new and unique recipes for the whole family, designing and decorating on a budget with upcycled projects, and making kid and grown-up crafts.

Comments

Christmas Cookies ~ Holiday Ginger Cookies — 36 Comments

  1. Yum! These make me wish I had a plateful of cookies and a mug of hot chocolate. The icing is so lovely. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. Oh my goodness! These are so pretty! I bet they taste amazing too. I love ginger cookies. Pinning! I’d be thrilled if you shared these gems at my Creative Ways Link Party that’s happening right now. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  3. I love your cookie decorating! My grandkids will love these…..can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing these cute Christmas cookies!

  4. I have posted at least five Christmas giveaways this month, so I’ve definitely got the holidays on the brain. I even caught myself singing Jingle Bells a few days ago!

  5. Those are beautiful cookies. I wonder if having the room temperature egg makes a difference… I am not a great baker and wonder if it is because I have never used room temp eggs… Just a thought? Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us

  6. Racquel, these turned out SO cute!! My favorite Christmas cookies are sugar cookies, but I can’t wait to try these ones too!

  7. Those are super cute and perfect for cookie swaps and parties!! I love them.