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No spread gingerbread cookies
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4.98 from 110 votes

No spread gingerbread men cookies (no chill)

These easy no spread gingerbread cookies are best for decorating. They retain their cutout form to make the pefect canvas.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 35 cookies
Calories: 53Calories


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg at room temperature.
  • cup molasses
  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Start by preheating the oven to 375F then line a large baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter, the brown sugar, and the granulated sugar just until it's incorporated. Don't cream the mixture for this recipe. Add in the egg, the vanilla, and molasses, and mix just until incorporated again. Add in the flour, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, and salt and mix just until the flour disappears.
  • Pour the cookie dough onto your work surface don't worry if it's crumbly, just press it together with your hands.) Roll the dough with a rolling pin to about ¼" thickness. Using your cookie cutter, cut the cookie shapes that you want. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 9 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before you can decorate them with royal icing and enjoy!


Calories: 53Calories | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg