Simple Gingerbread Cookies

Save time this holiday season by making these simple gingerbread cookies. These cookies are made easy with the help of a cake mix.

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Gingerbread cookies are my favorite Christmas cookie! What’s great about this recipe is that its made easier with the help of a spice cake mix. Of course the cookies are going to spread a bit because we are using a cake mix BUT there’s no need for refrigerating the dough with this recipe. In my opinion, that’s the best thing in the world!

Super Simple Gingerbread Cookies | Cake mix makes these cookies super simple to make! via sweetasacookie.com #christmas #cookies

Tips & Tricks to Achieve the Perfect Cookie:

  • If you have a hard time rolling out the dough you can refrigerate it, but don’t leave it in there too long or it will get too hard and dry out.
  • If you have a bench scraper – flour your cookie cutter so the dough doesn’t stick. Then use the bench scraper to transfer the cookie to the prepared baking sheet.
  • If you don’t have a bench scraper – don’t worry about flouring your cookie cutter. You’ll want the dough to stick so you can transfer the dough with the cookie cutter. *note: your dough may also stick to the board so make sure your flouring your work surface while rolling out the dough.
  • Stick to gingerbread cookie cutters or large shapes. If you use a snowflake cookie cutter the dough will spread and your cookie won’t look so pretty. 

Super Simple Gingerbread Cookies | Cake mix makes these cookies super simple to make! via sweetasacookie.com #christmas #cookies

Since this simple gingerbread cookie recipe is made with a cake mix it’s fantastic to make with the kids. You could even make a simple frosting or buy some from the store so the kids can have fun and decorate the cookies. My favorite design is just outlining the cookie with a small strip of frosting and then adding a face to the head. 

Super Simple Gingerbread Cookies | Cake mix makes these cookies super simple to make! via sweetasacookie.com #christmas #cookies

These cookies are perfect  for the holidays! I bet no one would even know you used a cake mix to make these.

Super Simple Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread cookies made simple with the help of a cake mix.
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 whole egg, room temperature
  3. 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  4. 1 tablespoon molasses
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1 box Duncan Hines Spice Cake mix
  7. 3 tablespoon flour
  8. 1 teaspoon ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375º F.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer combine butter, egg, egg yolk, molasses, and vanilla.
  3. Whip together until fluffy.
  4. Mix in ginger. Whip until combined.
  5. Add in the cake mix and flour and mix until well combined.
  6. Roll dough out onto a floured surface (1/8" thick) and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Place cookie cut outs onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack.
  9. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
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