Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Overhead photo with a pink coffee cup on the left & gingerbread cookies on the right


We love Christmas at Nick&Fritz HQ! The tree has already been up for a week and you can bet we started making our Christmas cookies. We tried a bunch of different gingerbread recipes to find the perfect balance between crunchy and yet still soft when you bite into them. Below is our pick – we hope you like it too!

Check out our IGTV @nickxfritz_munich for a step-by-step tutorial and helpful pro tips!

Gingerbread Recipe

Makes ~40 cookies


  • 1 c / 200g brown sugar
  • 1 c / 325g molasses
  • 1 1/8 c / 225g vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp / 1 EL natron
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp / 2 TL baking powder
  • ½ tsp / ½ TL ginger
  • ½ tsp / ½ TL cinnamon
  • ½ tsp / ½ TL nutmeg
  • 4 ½ c / 370g flour
  • ¼ c / 60ml cold water


  1. Combine the sugar, molasses, and vegan butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until the mixture is fully melted and smooth (~5 minutes). Pro tip: Stir semi-frequently to avoid the bottom burning. If this seems to be a problem, reduce the heat.
  2. Once fully melted, remove from heat and transfer mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the water and natron and whisk to combine. Let the mixture cool to room temp.
  3. Once cooled, add the egg, salt, baking powder, and spices. Mix well and add the flour. Pro tip: add the flour in two batches combining in between each addition for a smoother mixture.
  4. Shape the dough into 2 balls. Cover and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours. Pro tip: You can also freeze one ball to use later!

2 hours later…

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Line baking trays with baking paper and prepare a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough to about ½ cm thickness and cut out cookies using cookie cutters!
  3. Bake for 9 minutes. Pro tip: space the cookies out more than you’d think as they will spread!
  4. Let cool fully before icing. We iced ours using royal icing – find the recipe here 😊

Post a pic and tag us @nickxfritz_munich with your version! Happy Baking!

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