The homemade dough for these perfect soft gingerbread cookies is simple to put together so you have more time to add cute icing or frosting decorations to the gingerbread men with the kids!

The Perfect Soft Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe makes the perfect gingerbread cookies every time! It's a quicker and easier way to make the traditional gingerbread, leaving you with more time for decorating!
Course Cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 151kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups liquid honey
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses not blackstrap
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons gingerbread spice mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda


  • Add honey, molasses, brown sugar and butter to a small pot. Heat over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and is liquid, 5-10 minutes. Cool for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Into a large bowl, sift together flour, gingerbread spice mix and baking soda. Stir in the warm honey mixture until a sticky dough forms. Wrap in foil and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  • When ready to bake, allow the dough to come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 320°F. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/3 inch - 1/2 inch thick and cut out cookies. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Do not overbake or they will be too tough!). Cool on a wire rack before decorating and storing in cookie jars.


You can get my recipe for homemade gingerbread spice mix by clicking here.


Calories: 151kcal