Disney Gingerbread Cookie Recipe From Shanghai Disneyland

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gingerbread cookie recipe

Gingerbread cookies are a must during the holiday season, that’s why we have a delicious recipe from Shanghai Disneyland so you can recreate them at home!

So now you don’t have to visit a Disney Park to get them, you can have fun baking with your family and enjoying this delicious holiday treat.


Gingerbread Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups (160 grams) gingerbread cookie mix
  • 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) rye flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 grams) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) bread flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp (6 grams) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (2 grams) ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 tsp (3 grams) ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp (0.3 grams) ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp (0.3 grams) ground anise seed
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (120 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 milliliters) honey
  • 2 (100 grams) eggs, divided
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) water
  • 1/4 cup (40 milliliters) milk

Royal Icing

  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) pasteurized liquid egg whites
  • 2 cups (250 grams) powdered sugar
  • Gel food coloring, in desired colors


Gingerbread Cookies

  • Step 1: Sift gingerbread cookie mix, rye flour, bread flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and anise seed into large bowl. Set aside.
  • Step 2: In a bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add honey, 1 egg, water and milk and mix on medium speed until smooth. The add flour to the mixer and beat on low speed until mixed. Dough will still be slightly sticky.
  • Step 3: Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Step 4: Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  • Step 5: Roll cookie dough into 1/8 inch (3-4 millimeter) thick rectangle and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Step 6: Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into gingerbread men shapes using 3 1/2 inc (8.9 centimeter) cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheets.
  • Step 7: Beat remaining egg in small bowl and brush egg on gingerbread. Then bake for 12 minutes.
  • Step 8: Cool completely on wire racks before decorating.

Royal Icing

  • Step 1: Whisk liquid egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Step 2: Place in smaller bowls and tint with desired colors.
  • Step 3: Transfer to piping bags fitted with desired tips and decorate gingerbread men.

Happy Holidays!

Credit: Disney Parks

Ana Leal