Incredible ginger flavor, these frosted ginger spice cookies look beautiful on a cookie platter but also taste like Christmas in every bite!

Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

What You’ll Love About These Cookies

  • This classic gingerbread cookie is easy to make and is the perfect one for decorating.
  • They are absolutely delicious, full of plenty of ginger and spice!
  • They are really easy to cut out or decorate and look gorgeous on a platter.

This is my favorite time of year. I love the lights, the sounds, the music and most of all, I love the baking. I love having Christmas music playing, my tree all lit up and the warmth of my kitchen, as I bake and my house fills with the wonderous scents of the season.

Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

While we sometimes use a chocolate frosting, this year we opted for a simple white frosting that lends an extra sweetness to the cookies and allows all of the flavor to shine through. It also really made the sprinkles pop, which I also kind of loved.

I know these leaf cookie cutters are a bit odd for the holidays, but we were making these in November for the blog. We usually use this Christmas cookie cutter set.

More Holiday Cookie Recipes

You can find all the holiday cookies on our site by checking out our Christmas Cookies, but here are a few more for your full cookie platter.

Printable Recipe

Frosted Ginger Spice Cut Out Cookies

Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies

Nicole Cook
Deliciously spiced Frosted Ginger Spice Cookies are so much fun to eat and decorate!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 394 kcal


  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoons ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup molasses
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting storebought or homemade
  • sprinkles optional


  • In a medium size bowl, mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and molasses until smooth.
  • Add the buttermilk.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time until combined.
  • On a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper, roll the dough flat and wrap the dough. Refrigerate for at least 10 hours.

When ready to make:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly flour a cutting board and roll the dough out to about a 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut into any shape you’d like. Place them about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and golden.
  • When cookies are completely cooled, ice with frosting and decorate with sprinkles.


Calories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 1gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy christmas cookies, easy cookie recipes
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