Oatmeal gingerbread cookies

Ready in
30 min
Gingerbread cookies are the perfect intro to baking and a great way of getting your kids involved. Imagine those little hands decorating gingerbread characters for themselves or to give to playmates.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

20 min

Cooking Time

10 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 cup Butter softened, or margarine
0.75 cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
0.5 cup Molasses
1 Egg
3.33 cups All Purpose Flour
1.5 cups Large Flake Quaker Oats or Quick Quaker Oats (uncooked)
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Ginger
0.5 tsp Ground nutmeg
0.5 tsp Baking Soda
0.25 tsp Salt (optional)
Ready to spread frosting
Candies assorted


  1. Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Add combined flour, oats, spices, baking soda and salt; mix well. Cover; chill about 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F.
  3. On floured surface, roll dough out about 1/4 inch thick for a chewy cookie or 1/8 inch thick for a crisp cookie. Cut with 5 inch gingerbread man or woman cookie cutter. Transfer to ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
  6. Frost and decorate cookies with candies. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Recipe notes

For gift giving: Create cookie ornaments by cutting a hole near top of cookie with drinking straw before baking. Repeat immediately after baking if hole closes. Cool and decorate. Thread narrow ribbon through hole at top and tie into a bow.

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