Recipe Time! My Pumpkin Spice Gingerbread!

By Dana Fox

I really don’t do this often (posting a recipe that is). Most likely because I am not that interested in being an amazing cook and only have a handful of delicious things that I am pretty good at making. Baked goods are my specialty. My gingerbread is super special… and you should all feel lucky because I have never shared this recipe with anyone before.  After making some over the weekend though, I felt it was my obligation to spread the yumminess.

This gingerbread is soft and just simply amazing with a hint of pumpkin spice. I highly suggest trying it out!  Oh, and I should mention that this recipe makes a LOT. Quantity depends on the size of your cookie cutters, but I generally get about 4 baking sheets out of it!  Another thing to mention: you’ll probably get a nice arm workout from all the mixing.

1 cup softened butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 TSP of vanilla
3 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 TSP baking soda
1/2 TSP salt
1/2 cup of molasses
2 TBSP of pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350°.  In a bowl with mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy.

Stir in 1 egg, 1 egg yolk and vanilla.

In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt.  Add these ingredients to the sugar mixture. Whip together and stir in molasses and pumpkin spice. (hint: I use my hands for this part, it’s just easier than mixing with a spoon, etc.). When your mix is a nice light brown colour you’re good to go!

Roll dough into 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin. (hint: sprinkle flour on your rolling pin and rolling surface beforehand so the mixture doesn’t stick!).  Use your favourite cookie cutters to cut into shapes.  Bake for approx. 12 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown. If you want them crispier, bake a little longer.

Optional: decorate with icing. Personally, I like mine undecorated, but if you feel like it, go right ahead!

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • smalltown20something

    Thank you for sharing this… it looks delicious, I can't wait to try!

  • Kyla

    Mmm, these cookies look delicious! I actually just made a batch of gingerbread cookies last night, but I'm going to save this recipe for future use!

  • ElleSee

    Mmm…those look delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try them. Thank you for sharing :)

  • Shannon

    I love gingerbread. Your recipe looks yummy!

  • hellosarah

    Just found my cookie cutters, so I'm definitely making these this weekend. Thanks!


  • rach.

    yummmmm, guess who's making these when she get's home? 😉

    love, rach.–

  • Candice

    oh yum…I need to make some of these for sure! Beautiful blog, by the way, Dana! :) Love it!

  • SaffaKate

    I will be making these this weekend FOR SURE!

  • Dawn

    Dana, thank you so much for sharing this, and for telling me about it. :) I'm heading up to my alma mater this weekend, so gingerbread cookies seem like an excellent thing to bring!

  • Kelly

    I've been promising the kids that we will make gingerbread cookies on Christmas Eve! Your recipe sounds delicious! With 10 kids, I may just have to double it so I can have some decorated and some not!