Easy Gingerbread Cookie Dog Houses
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins

A fun way to celebrate the holidays! Gingerbread Cookie Dog Houses are a kid friendly holiday treat.

Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. Add the sugar to the butter annd beat until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and mix in the molasses, egg and balsamic vinegar. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the bowl and continue mixing until thoroughly combined.
  5. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until the dough is easy to handle.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Divide the dough in half and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll each half of the dough to 1/4" thickness adding flour as needed, the dough is very sticky so use flour liberally to prevent your cutouts from sticking to the surface.
  8. Using cookie cutters, cut dough into shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment approximately 1" apart.
  9. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 5-6 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for one minute and move to a wire rack.
  10. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Whisk to combine. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag or zip top bag and snip off the tip. Decorate as desired.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Gingerbread Cookie Dog Houses
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.