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Gingerbread cookies cut into gingerbread men shapes and decorated with gold dragees

Gingerbread Cookies without Molasses

These old fashioned gingerbread cookies without molasses are perfect holiday cookies. They are quick and easy and super yummy too!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Cookies without Molasses
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 50 cookies
Author: Priya Maha


  • 280 g plain flour
  • 60 g self raising flour
  • 170 g soft brown sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 60 ml golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ tablespoon ground ginger ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Gold dragees for decoration optional


  • Preheat oven to 175°Celsius and line baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Sift plain flour, self-raising flour, ground ginger and baking soda together and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and golden syrup till creamy.
  • Add egg and continue to beat until the egg is well incorporated into the creamed mixture.
  • Carefully add in the sifted dry ingredients and mix until it is all well incorporated and forms a soft dough.
  • Wrap the dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and roll out between 2 plastic sheets or parchment paper to about ¾ cm thickness.
  • Cut the dough with a gingerbread men cookie cutter. Transfer cookies onto prepared baking trays and press in gold dragees for the gingerbread men eyes and buttons.
  • Bake the gingerbread cookies until they turn slightly brown, for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes in the tray before transferring them to a wire rack. Let the cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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