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Gingerbread ABC Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread ABC Cookies Recipe

In Colonial days, when children learned the alphabet, their families celebrated by making gingerbread letters. Here's a cookie dough recipe your child can shape into a tasty bunch of ABC's.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the molasses and the vanilla extract.

In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Then add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time, stirring well each time. Cover the dough and chill for at least 2 hours.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. On a floured surface, roll the dough flat to a 1/4-inch thickness. Now your kids can cut out large letters with a butter knife.

With a spatula, set the letters on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are set. Yield varies depending on the size of the letters.