Giant Gingerbread Cookies: Holiday Baking

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Giant Gingerbread Cookies

giant gingerbread cookies

This year we took a new twist on a classic favorite. We made giant gingerbread cookies! It has been a long standing tradition in my household that we make and decorate Christmas cookies. While most people love to make sugar cookies, this family loves their gingerbread and today, I share this recipe with you. Since I prefer to keep things simple when it comes to anything kid related. I decided just keep it simple. This recipe makes 1 cookie. We invite our friends over every year to help us so, I actually did this 6 times.

Giant Gingerbread Cookies Ingredients
  • 1 package Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter *I used non-salted butter it makes a much better cookie.
  • Mix according to package directions.
  1. Bake 375 degrees for 8-11 minutes (use the later end of that time frame for dark and nonstick pans.) I used a Giant Snowman Cookie dark nonstick pan. Baked 10 minutes in my convection for absolute chewiness perfection!
  2. Cool completely and place cookie on parchment paper to decorate!

For Frosting, I Used:
  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting
  • Assorted Candies and Sprinkles

This time of year you can find these fantastic cookie pans for super cheap. I think I got mine at Walmart and paid maybe $3 for it last year. Though, I did not use it until this year. Sometimes it is just good to pick up these themed baking dishes, you just never know when you will use them!

I realize that many of you will think that making this giant gingerbread cookies recipe six times in a row sounds like too much. Maybe your right, however, it literally took me just over an hour. I used my hand mixer with dough hooks. As well as the ingredients above. The kids spent just as much time decorating as they have in the past doing ten times the amount of cookies. I didn’t need to bake for 5 hours to just have the kids rip through decorations in 1 hour! So really, I look at this as a mom win win!

Happy Holidays and Happy Baking ~Amanda

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