whole wheat gingerbread cut out cookies

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies

A classic holiday cut-out cookie with a wholesome whole wheat twist. The perfect cookie for baking and decorating with kids.

Whole wheat gingerbread cut out cookies


Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies

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A wholesome gingerbread cookies that’s delicious and sturdy enough for decorating with kids.

  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Category: Cookies


Units Scale
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour, spooned in
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp each, nutmeg, cloves


  1. In a large bowl mix butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Beat in egg and molasses.
  3. Add lemon juice.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. When flour mixture is fully incorporated gather dough into a ball, cut in half and pat into two disks.
  6. Chill for one hour.

To bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to ¼” thick and cut into shapes.
  3. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8-10 minutes or until golden around the edges.

Simple icing:

  • 2 Tbsp. soft butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk or cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

In a medium bowl mash the butter and add about half of the icing sugar. Mash them together for a bit then add 1 Tbsp. of milk and the vanilla. Mix well then add remaining icing sugar and more milk as needed. This icing should be a little runny for easy decorating.


  • November 22, 2017


    Hi Bridget. Just wondering if you have a recipe (I’m sure you do) for crunchy ginger snaps? Can’t seem to lay my hands on one at the time and my Mom made these quite often when we were kids. Great with a glass of cold milk or cup of hot tea. Thanks Bridget. Keep up the great work. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • December 23, 2012


    Are the gingerbread men soft ones or crispy ones?

  • December 11, 2012


    what are the silver balls?

      • December 13, 2012


        thanks ! merry christmas !!

  • December 10, 2012


    Can you use margarine in place of butter for these cookies, or the shortbread ones? Thx

  • December 7, 2012


    Thanks Bridget, I always look forward to your recipes and instructions. I am a better cook for it. Happy Holidays!

  • November 30, 2012


    whole wheat four is that a typo error?

  • November 30, 2012


    is whole wheat four a typo error??

  • November 28, 2012

    Nancy Oland

    A yummy recipe it brings back such happy memories.

    • December 8, 2012

      Cindy Bergeron

      > These remind me of your house at Christmas time Nancy, can’t wait to mix these up and get my babies home from school to decorate.. Yummy!!


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