Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Easy Gingerbread Cookies


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A fun way to get into the holiday season: let the kids help with the cookie cutter and then decorate! Also make edible tree ornaments!

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Serving Size / Yield

12 servings


  • 1 5.9-oz. pkg. butterscotch pudding mix
  • 3/4 C. butter
  • 3/4 C. brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbs. ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

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Cream pudding mix with butter and sugar; add egg, and blend well. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; blend into pudding mixture. Chill dough for 1 hour or until firm. Roll dough on a floured board to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets; use a straw to make a hole in the top of the cookie for hanging on the tree, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Decorate if desired.

Reviews (15)

  • This was one of the easiest cookie recipies I have ever baked with. The cookies smelled and tasted great. The kids, and adults, fell all over themselves trying to get to these cookies.

    Flag as inappropriate rockdalemama  |  December 31, 2008

  • I guess some people are very new to cooking - but I don't see how this recipe is confusing at all. I am going to try it Christmas Eve day w/ my kids. The comments I see under many recipes on this site...so many people just don't READ. Thanks for an easy recipe!

    Flag as inappropriate kdietert  |  December 22, 2008

  • i agree with dhuey, had no problems with this recipe. it states clearly that its a MIX, if they wanted you to cook the pudding first they would have stated that. i really enjoyed the recipe:) 3.5 chefs hats.

    Flag as inappropriate okiegirl  |  October 24, 2008

  • I had no problem with the recipe at all. It plainly says to cream pudding MIX with the butter and sugar. What's difficult about that? I give it 3 chefs hats.

    Flag as inappropriate dhuey  |  January 20, 2008

  • it seems to me that it would be the dry pudding mix, makes sense to me, I'm going to try it and see. The recipe sounds good though.

    Flag as inappropriate che2ber  |  December 1, 2007

  • A Kraftfood.com receipe that is the same, says Jello instant pudding and pie filling.

    Flag as inappropriate  |  December 1, 2007

  • Why does this section say there is a limit to the amount of words you can use? I'm canceling my membership

    Flag as inappropriate no1johns  |  November 30, 2007

  • Cooked or dry pudding mix? Seems to me it would be messy to try to cream cooked pudding with the butter and sugar; obviously, you would use dry pudding mix. Where does it say "the author BELIEVES it is cooked pudding?" I couldn't find it in the recipe. Also, couldn't find anywhere where the author said to use INSTANT pudding; nor do they seem confused about the pudding - actually gives you the weight of the mix. I must go back to the initial direction - "CREAM pudding mix with but

    Flag as inappropriate no1johns  |  November 30, 2007

  • Wouldn't you cream the sugar and butter together first, then add the pudding mix, ginger and cinnamon, then the dry ingredients?

    Flag as inappropriate Addie  |  November 30, 2007

  • This recipe needs to be clarified and reprinted. The author BELIEVES it is cooked pudding and is unaware that cooked pudding and pie filling are one and the same. She also needs to clarify that you add the pudding mix dry, not cooked.

    Flag as inappropriate Addie  |  November 30, 2007

  • I find the recipe confusing. You apparently don't use instant pudding , you use the cooked pudding. But do you cook the pudding according to the box and then mix the ingredients that follow?

    Flag as inappropriate [email protected]  |  November 30, 2007

  • I believe it is cooked pudding, and the pie filling can be omitted - it was a mistake in the directions! Sorry about that. Thanks!

    Flag as inappropriate hmarshak  |  November 30, 2007

  • usually one just adds the mix from the box, initially i was thinking the pudding & pie filling were two different ingredients, could find pie filling on the list... i think the dough wouldn't be "rollable" if you made up the pudding mix then added rest of ingredients... =^^=

    Flag as inappropriate Cats  |  November 30, 2007

  • I, too, am interested in knowing if the Easy Gingerbread Cookie recipe calls for instant of cooked butterscotch pudding!

    Flag as inappropriate mamoody  |  November 30, 2007

  • instant or cooked butterscotch pudding mix???

    Flag as inappropriate Shira  |  November 30, 2007

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