Patti Paige's Gingerbread

Perfect for Gingerbread Houses

PHOTO: Patti Paige, owner of Baked Ideas, created this gingerbread version of the Lincoln Memorial.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Try this gingerbread recipe by Patti Paige of Baked Ideas.


  • 10 1/2 tablespoons (1 stick plus 2 1/2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 3 cups sifted All-Purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Cooking Directions

    Cream together butter and sugar. Add spices, salt, egg and molasses, beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to butter mixture and beat again.

    Chill dough for several hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes.

    Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

    Recipe courtesy Patti Paige, Baked Ideas.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: butter, sugar, flour

    Course: Cookies

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