Gingerbread Stars

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 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 behave 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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  • Makes about 3 dozen cookies
  • 2 1/2 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
  1. In a large bowl cream butter with sugar, honey and vanilla extract. Add the egg and mix well.
  2. In another bowl whisk dry ingredients together: flour, salt, spices and baking soda.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F(180C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cookie - Calories:57, Fat:2.2g, Saturated Fat:1.3 g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:8.5 g, Sugar:3.1 g, Protein:0.9 g, Cholesterol:9 mg, Calories from Fat 20, Sodium 71mg, Potassium 13mg, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%, Nutrition Grade D, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On December 12, 2014 at 01:43 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
these are the prettiest cookies ever!!! I looove that they're gingerbread, too!
On December 12, 2014 at 07:21 pm, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
What great looking cookies Ella! So festive for the season! I love them!
On December 12, 2014 at 08:29 pm, Liz said...
Just gorgeous! I always have to have ginger cookies for the holidays!!!
On December 13, 2014 at 03:12 am, Oana said...
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!
On December 13, 2014 at 10:10 am, mira said...
These gingerbread cookies look fantastic! I think it is time to make some :)
On December 14, 2014 at 05:39 am, Maureen said...
I made gingerbread men last week and now I want these stars. How cute they look!
On December 15, 2014 at 10:29 pm, Andre said...
Thanks for sharing! This is such a great alternative to those traditional molasses ginger cookie recipes!
On December 01, 2015 at 05:57 am, michelle said...
In my country we dont measure in cup. Could you give in specific gram and ml. Wanna try this for christmas.. tks a bunch
On December 21, 2015 at 09:46 pm, Monica said...
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.

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

On January 06, 2016 at 06:33 pm, Mila said...
I love this cookies recipe. Thank you for sharing this one with us.

Glad to hear that Mila:)

On December 18, 2017 at 07:48 am, Delia said...
How many cookies you had from the dough?

Hello Delia.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

On November 08, 2019 at 12:35 am, marie said...
These gingerbread stars are tasty and a beautiful addition to the cookie plate. thanks for sharing :)

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