I love gingerbread cookies and these soft ones I baked up are delicious!! The smell of gingerbread in the house this time of year is a Christmass memory I hold on to. These soft cookies are a nice large cookie too and one is very satisfying. The white chocolate drizzle adds a nice sweetness, you don’t have to add it but it won’t really change the points if you don’t. Makes 24 cookies at 3 smart points each.

Soft gingerbread cookies

3SP blue, green & purple/2PP each
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 12 mins
Course Baking
Servings 24


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup gay lea light butter or similar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 Tbsp white sugar for rolling dough in
  • 1-2 Tbsp white chocolate chips for drizzle *optional


  • Using an electric mixer cream together your butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar and your egg.
  • Add in your molasses and vanilla and mix well.
  • Slowly stir in your spices and flour. Form into a dough ball, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, lightly spray.
  • Place your 1.5 Tbsp of sugar onto a flat surface (I used a plate)
  • Use about 1 Tbsp of dough for each cookie and roll into a ball, roll dough into sugar and then flatten into a cookie, not too flat, you want them fairly thick still.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, let cookies cool.
  • If using white chocolate drizzle, place 1-2 Tbsp white chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag, microwave for 30 second intervals turning bag over each time until melted. Cut off a tiny tip and drizzle on to cookies. Makes 24 cookies, store in air tight container.


Personal Points- 3 using WW recipe builder 
SP Freestyle- (Blue & Purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 3 using SP calculator
Points plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info, per cookie, Calories.. 81..Fat 2.2g..Sat Fat 0.9g.. Carbs 13.5g...Fiber 0.3g Sugar 6.7g..Protein 1.2g using My Fitness Pal



    • Drizzle Reply

      Not traditional gingerbread men no, they make soft cookies, I mean you could try but it depends if you are after more traditional or not

  1. Carolyn Hill Reply

    If I added maybe 1/4 cup of flour to this, do you think it would be stiff enough to make a gingerbread house?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Carolyn, hmm I’m not an expert with gingerbread haha, all I can say is give it a try and see, it might work

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