Recipe courtesy of Disney
Save Recipe Print
Total:
4 hr 59 min
Prep:
45 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
14 min
Yield:
36 cookies
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Gingerbread Cookies:
Decorations, optional:

Directions

For Cookies:

Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until smooth using an electric mixer. Add the eggs and mix until combined.

Sift all the remaining dry ingredients in a separate large mixing bowl and mix well. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until a dough forms. Remove dough from the bowl and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, 2 to 4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease cookie sheets.

Remove dough from refrigerator and allow dough to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, until pliable. Divide dough in half and put on a floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it's about 1/8-inch thick. While rolling, flour the work surface and rolling pin, as needed.

Cut out desired cookie shapes with cookie cutters. Transfer cookies to a greased cookie sheet, spacing them 1-inch apart.

Lightly brush cookies with milk and sprinkle with sugar granules, as desired.

Bake until firm and edges begin to darken, 10 to 14 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a minute, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Cook's Note

You can find star anise in the ethnic aisle in your local grocery store. To get the best flavor from this spice, you will need to grind the whole star anise pod. For the neatest edges, dip your cookie cutters in flour before cutting out each cookie.

A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Almost One-Pan Skillet Lasagna 02:21

Bev gets her kids involved in making this perfect weeknight dinner.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Swedish Christmas Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Duff Goldman

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.