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Gingerbread cookies and the holiday season go together like peanut butter and jelly. These King Arthur Gingerbread Cookies are one of two types of cookies I’m baking for Christmas this year. Linzer cookies with raspberry and apricot jam will be the second. Yum yum!


Yield: Approx 36 cookies

This is a review of the Essential Goodness Gingerbread Cake + Cookie Mix from King Arthur Flour. I really enjoy ginger in sweet and savory preparations so I was happy to see this on the shelf at Whole Foods. The price was $4.99 and it makes 20 or 40 cookies depending on how thin you roll the dough. This is the first time I tried this mix and I have to say I liked it. I only used to make cookies not cake. I wasn’t really into the idea of gingerbread cake. 

Gingerbread mix

These gingerbread cookies are easy to prepare and require ingredients most of us already have in their kitchens- eggs, butter, and water. I then chose to add crystallized ginger which I chopped into small pieces and mixed into the dough for an added burst of ginger and a chewy bite. 

Crystallized ginger slices

Oh I almost forgot to mention, the mix comes with a gingerbread man cookie cutter in the box! I loved that! So cute and helpful. One less thing to buy elsewhere 😊.

gingerbread cookie cutter

After making the dough per the instructions on the box, you have to let it chill in the refridgerator for at least 2 hours. The next steps are really simple and easy for someone who isn’t used to baking or has never made cookies. Roll out the dough, use the cutter to make the gingerbread cookies, and bake. 

gingerbread cookies

Final thoughts- Gingerbread Cookies by King Arthur Flour

The gingerbread cookies were definitely a success and I look forward to sharing them with family and friends! I opted not to add icing to make eyes, clothes etc because I think they are sweet enough without adding more sugar but feel free to decorate as you wish. Lastly, the little dents you’re seeing the baked cookies are the bits of crystallized ginger. The Essential Goodness King Arthur Cake + Cookie Mix can be found at most large supermarkets so I recommend buying a box for your holiday gatherings. I don’t think you’ll regret it. h

Also, check out another one of my Christmas baking recipes. Peppermint Bark Brownies

🎄 Merry Christmas 🎄, Happy Holidays!!


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