Whole Wheat Gingerbread

Ready in
39 min
This classic holiday cookie is made using some whole-wheat flour, giving a fiber boost without compromising flavour or texture.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

30 min

Cooking Time

9 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


  1. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in molasses, egg, vanilla, and salt until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients; add to wet ingredients and mix until well blended and dough forms.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before handling.  If chilled overnight, allow the dough to warm up slightly or it may crack when it is rolled out.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C.) Line two baking trays with parchment paper, set aside. Divide dough into 4 pieces; roll out one at a time keeping the remaining dough refrigerated.
  4. Roll dough to ¼“ (½ cm) thickness on a lightly floured surface.  Cut into desired shapes using floured cookie cutters.  Carefully transfer to prepared baking trays.
  5. Bake for 7-9 minutes, rotating trays top to bottom halfway through, or until cookies are set.  Cool 1-2 minutes on the tray then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.

Recipe notes

  • Yields approximately 6-dozen (72) cookies
  • Chill time: 1 hour
  • Make a simple Royal Icing to decorate; it will harden overnight making the cookies stackable for storage.  Lightly whisk together 1 egg white and ¼ tsp (1 mL) lemon juice.  Gradually beat in 1 ½ - 2 ½ cups (375-625 mL) icing sugar to desired consistency.  Tint using food colouring, then pipe onto cookies using a zipper storage bag with the corner snipped off.  Allow the icing to dry overnight before storing in an airtight container.

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