Buttery Gingerbread Dough Buttery Gingerbread Dough

Buttery Gingerbread Dough | Food styling by Nicole Young | prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Ryan Szulc

Use this classic gingerbread dough to make our Stained Glass Gingerbread Ornaments.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours & 30 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups fancy molasses
  • 1/2 cup cooking molasses
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in fancy molasses and cooking molasses until combined. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions just until combined. If necessary, knead gently to form smooth dough. Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Makes 1 batch dough.

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Buttery Gingerbread Dough