Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Gingerbread cookies with real ginger

It's not the holidays without baking cookies! Make these sweet Gingerbread Man cookies with real ginger.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday gifts
Servings: 18 -20 cookies
Author: Emily Caruso
Cost: $12


  • saucepan
  • Medium bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Electric mixer


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup Sugar In The Raw®
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 3 cups flour plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon spiced rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Royal icing and Sugar In The Raw® for decorating


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine honey, Sugar In The Raw®, and butter over medium heat. Stir constantly until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, gently whisk together 2 cups of flour and the baking soda. Switch to paddle attachment. Add in egg yolk, rum, vanilla extract, and the cooled honey mixture. Beat on medium until well combined. Slowly add in the remaining cup of flour until dough loses it's stickiness and becomes a ball.
  • Flour a work surface and roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Using a 4 inch gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut out the dough.
  • Place cookies on prepared sheets and bake for 12 minute or until centers are set and edges are just turning golden brown. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Gingerbread Man Cookies
  • Decorate with icing and sugar. Serve and enjoy!
    Gingerbread Man Cookies


Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 7 days.