Nana Darby's Gingerbread Kids

Beth Hurley shares with us her families Gingerbread Cookie recipe.  Nothing says Christmas like Gingerbread Cookies! Bring your family together for a delicious day of baking, decorating and of course eating! Make it a day to remember with Nana Darby's Gingerbread Kid recipe!


  • 5 1/4 cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Ginger Powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cloves 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 cup of Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup of Molasses
  • 2 Eggs (Beaten)
  • 1 cup of Butter


  1. In a Large mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger powder, cinnamon, ground cloves, and nutmeg. Mix well.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl combine dark brown sugar, molasses, eggs (beaten), and butter. Mix well.
  3. Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Make sure to stir them well.
  4. Roll out 1/4" thick of gingerbread dough on floured surface. 
  5. Cut out with gingerbread kids with cookie cutter. 
  6. Place cookies on Large Cookie Sheet. 
  7. Cook at 375, until lightly browned. Do not over cook or they will be hard. 
  8. Let cool and dust off excessive flour and decorate with white frosting and red hots.
  9. Enjoy!