Soft Gingerbread Button Cookies 

For a fun little spin on traditional gingerbread cookies, try this recipe for button cookies!

Cute as a Button

These adorable little  button cookies are slightly crisp on the edge, though still soft in the middle. The combination of molasses and dark-brown sugar gives them that perfect ‘tooth’.


All-Purpose Flour & Salt Baking Powder & Soda Butter & Brown Sugar Gingerbread Spices Orange Zest Large Eggs Molasses Tools Needed

Once the dough is mixed and chilled, roll the gingerbread out using Silpat and parchment paper.

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Using the larger cookie cutter, stamp out as many circles as possible. 

 Tamp down on the smaller cookie cutter just enough to leave a mark, but not enough to cut all the way through.

Chill the stamped buttons, then using your straw, poke a two or four buttonhole pattern in the center of the cookies. The little hole plug comes out easiest if the dough is cold and you twist the straw a few times before you pull it out.


Tied Up with String

Give Gingerbread Button Cookies as a gift or take them to a cookie swap. Just threading a stack of the buttons together with a piece of baker’s twine.

More CHRISTMAS cookies

Spiced Linzer Cookie Recipe

Glaed crisp ginger molasses cookies

easy amaretti cookies

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 Merry Christmas!