Gingerbread Stars

This gingerbread cookies are all of a sudden between my favorite ones, especially because they became my daughters’ favorite. Never saw them enjoying my cookies as much as this cute gingerbread stars. They are very flavorful, can be made in various shapes and decorated any way you like.

The dough is easy to work with and behaves really good to re-rolling and shaping. You can create crispier or softer cookies depending on your preference. Roll the dough really thin if you want them crispy or roll it out thicker to make soft cookies. It is very simple. A recipe you can easily make with kids helping. They simply adore cutting the dough.

This gingerbread stars were a big success in our family.. try them out for holidays, everybody will love them.

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Gingerbread Stars

5 from 1 vote
Gingerbread Stars - flavorful cookies, can be made in various shapes. The dough is easy to work with and behave really good to re-rolling and shaping.
Servings 3 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 ½ cups (315g) flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (2g) ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) ground cloves
  • 1 tsp (6g) baking soda
  • 1 stick (110g) butter
  • 1/4 cup (80g) honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract

Sugar Icing

  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp (15-30ml) milk
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) vanilla extract , optional


  • In a large bowl cream butter with sugar, honey and vanilla extract. Add the egg and mix well.
  • In another bowl whisk dry ingredients together: flour, salt, spices and baking soda.
  • Incorporate dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir until the dough comes together to form a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F(180C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough between two layers of plastic wrap, 1/8 inch (2, 3 mm) thickness. If you want them crispy roll the dough very thin. If you want them softer roll it out thicker.
  • Cut the dough into star shapes using the cookie cutters. I used 2 star shapes, a smaller and a bigger one.   Re-roll the remaining dough  and cut more stars. I use a fork to remove the dough between the star shapes. Place the stars onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving a little space between them.
  • Bake for 7 to 10 minutes (depending on the cookie size). Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the icing simply combine powdered sugar with milk and vanilla extract if used. Spoon the icing into the piping bag and decorate the gingerbread stars. Allow to set.


Serving: 1gCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 8.5gProtein: 0.9gFat: 2.2gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 9mgSugar: 3.1g
Calories: 57kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread cookies, gingerbread recipe, gingerbread stars, gingerbread with honey

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  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    these are the prettiest cookies ever!!! I looove that they’re gingerbread, too!

  2. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen Author says:

    What great looking cookies Ella! So festive for the season! I love them!

  3. Just gorgeous! I always have to have ginger cookies for the holidays!!!

  4. Oana Author says:

    Look at these beautiful tiny stars and snowflakes. You can surely feel the Christmas spirit by simply going through your favorite blogs, the gingerbread aroma is in the air. Well done!

  5. mira Author says:

    These gingerbread cookies look fantastic! I think it is time to make some 🙂

  6. Maureen Author says:

    I made gingerbread men last week and now I want these stars. How cute they look!

  7. Andre Author says:

    Thanks for sharing! This is such a great alternative to those traditional molasses ginger cookie recipes!

  8. michelle Author says:

    In my country we dont measure in cup.
    Could you give in specific gram and ml.
    Wanna try this for christmas.. tks a bunch

  9. Monica Author says:

    Absolutely love these cookies! It isn’t even Christmas yet, and I am having to make a new batch. My son (4 years old) just thinks these are the greatest. I made them with some snowflake cutters. Was a little intimidated by the decorating, but they actually turned out beautifully! Really terrific recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so happy to hear that Monica.. one of my little daughters favorite recipes too:) Merry Christmas to you and your family

  10. Mila Author says:

    I love this cookies recipe. Thank you for sharing this one with us.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Glad to hear that Mila:)

  11. Delia Author says:

    How many cookies you had from the dough?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hello Delia.

      Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

  12. marie Author says:

    These gingerbread stars are tasty and a beautiful addition to the cookie plate. thanks for sharing 🙂

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