A Simple Guide to Baking Homemade Gingerbread Cookies with Your Little Ones

Dec 21, 2023 | Latest News

With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to bake some delicious homemade gingerbread cookies with your children! Not only is it a fun and sensory-rich activity, but the end result—delicious gingerbread —adds a sweet touch to your festive celebrations. Here’s what you’ll need:


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 large egg

3/4 cup honey 

1 tablespoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to (175°C). Line baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. This is a great opportunity for little hands to get involved in the mixing.
  4. Add the honey and egg to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix well until the ingredients are fully combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms. This step can be especially fun for children as they watch the dough come together.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Chilled dough is easier to handle and results in better-shaped cookies.
  7. Once the dough is chilled, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Let your little ones use festive cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place the cutouts on the prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown. Keep a close eye on them, as baking times may vary.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, let your children unleash their creativity by decorating the gingerbread cookies with icing, sprinkles, and other edible decorations.

Now comes the best part—indulge in the joy of biting into your homemade gingerbread cookies. Share them with family and friends, and savour the sweetness of the holiday season.

We hope you’ve loved making this recipe with your little ones. For more christmas treats, check out some more delicious creations here.

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