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Gingerbread Dough Master Recipe Recipe

Image of Gingerbread Dough Master Recipe Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 4 Servings
  • A classic gingerbread dough recipe for the ages. Perfect for the holidays, or any day.


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup Original Molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tbsp shortening (softened)
  • 3 tbsp cold water


  1. Stir flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt together in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix molasses, sugar and shortening together in large bowl.
  3. Mix in water (mixture may curdle). Mix in flour mixture. Form into disk shape, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
  5. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 14 minutes, or until gingerbread is firm in the center but not browning on the edges.
  6. Assemble using royal icing and decorate as desired. Makes one small gingerbread house or one 10-inch sleigh.


For Chocolate Gingerbread Dough: Add 1/4 cup baking cocoa to flour mixture.