Gingerbread Cookies

With Sour Punch® Candy

gingerbread cookies with sour punch candy


  • 3 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


01. Mix Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, clove, ginger, baking soda, and nutmeg.

Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar together until fluffy.

gingerbread cookie ingredients

02. Add Egg, Vanilla, Molasses and Flour

Add eggs, vanilla, and molasses and mix.

On low speed, slowly add flour mixture until just combined.

gingerbread cookie dough

03. Divide and Refrigerate

Divide the mixture into 2 balls then, flatten the balls and cover in plastic.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

gingerbread cookie dough

04. Roll Out Dough to 1/8″ Thickness

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness.

rolling out cookie dough

05. Cut Shapes, Bake and Cool

Use a cookie cutter to cut out the shapes and transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.

After baking, let cool before decorating.

gingerbread man cookies

06. Mix Icing and Decorate

In the bowl of a mixer, add meringue powder and water & whip for 2 minutes until foamy.

Add the powdered sugar and whip to stiff peaks (the icing should be thick). Transfer to a piping bag and begin decorating!

decorating gingerbread cookies

07. Cut Sour Punch Bites for Decoration

Use a pair of scissors to cut the Sour Punch bites into strips and into rings for the buttons.

Use the royal icing to stick the Sour Punch candy to the cookies as needed.

sour punch candy on gingerbread cookiess

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