Sweet Gingerbread Recipe

Grab your holiday apron because today is National Gingerbread Day. I mean, our tree is up, our lights are on, and the Christmas shopping has begun, so let’s just add the smell of fresh baked gingerbread wafting from our oven. Ginger doodles will definitely add to our early start of all things Christmas. Happy holiday baking friends!


  • 3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl cream together Crisco, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg white and pure maple syrup.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cream of tarter, and nutmeg. Slowly beat into the creamed mixture.
  1. In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar for the coating. Scoop out the dough and shape into one inch balls. Roll in the cinnamon sugar coating. Place 3 inches apart on an engrossed baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on wire rack.

*recipe inspired by The Recipe Critic

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