Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

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.

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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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  • 6 graham crackers

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon of meringue powder

  • 2 tablespoons of warm water

01. Prepare Graham Crackers and Make Icing

You’ll need a total of six graham crackers to build a graham cracker gingerbread house. The two graham crackers you’ll use for the roof will remain whole (A). To make the sides of the house, use a serrated knife to gently saw off the ends of two of the graham crackers. You’ll make the cuts halfway between the middle and the end of each (B).

To make the front and back, repeat the cuts you made for the sides of the gingerbread house. Then, make diagonal cuts at one of the long ends to form peaks (C). Discard the tiny triangles you slice off.

To make the icing, whisk the powdered sugar and meringue powder together in a bowl. Drizzle in the water and use an electric hand mixer to whip for 5 to 6 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Transfer the icing to a piping bag fitted with a round tip.*

graham cracker shapes for gingerbread house

02. Assemble Gingerbread House with Icing

Set a piece of sturdy cardboard on your work surface. Apply icing to the long edge of a B piece and press it firmly into the cardboard until it stands up on its own. Apply icing to the side and bottom edges of a C piece and attach it to the B piece while pressing it down into the cardboard. Repeat with the other C piece.

Use icing to attach the other B piece to the cardboard and the front and back pieces. Finally, apply icing to the diagonal edges of the C pieces and attach the roof. Allow the frosting to dry and harden for at least six hours, or overnight.

creating a gingerbread house

03. Make Roof Shingles with Sour Punch Bites

To make the roof shingles, spill a bag of Sour Punch Assorted Bites onto a large cutting board and cut the pieces in half crosswise. Spread a layer of frosting on one of the roof pieces and apply the Sour Punch Assorted Bites in an alternating color pattern. Repeat on the other side.

Apply a few dots of icing on the top of the roof, where the two side A pieces meet at a peak. Trim a Red Vines Grape Twist to fit the length of the roof and press down lightly.

sour punch candy on gingerbread house

04. Decorate Gingerbread House

Get creative with decorating the rest of your graham cracker gingerbread house! Use Red Vines Sugar Free Strawberry Twists to outline the edges, more Sour Punch Assorted Bites for windows, and Red Vines Jumbo Twists for the front pillars.

*Note: Do not use store-bought frosting for this recipe. It will not dry and harden enough to keep your graham cracker gingerbread house sturdy for decorating.

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