The sweet and spicy flavor of gingerbread pairs well with the piney, bittersweet notes of Ground Juniper Berries. This recipe features a glaze infused with our Ground Juniper Berries, which lend a slightly tart, citrusy note.

Prep time: 0 min

Cook time: 160 min

Total time: 160 min

Gingerbread Cookies with Juniper Glaze
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes about 4 dozen cookies


  1. Combine flour, spices, baking soda and salt in medium bowl and reserve.

  2. Beat butter and brown sugar in standing mixer over medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and continue mixing. Add dry ingredients in stages, pausing to scrape down sides, mixing just until combined. Do not over-mix.

  3. Divide dough into four pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Roll dough into 1/4-inch thickness and cut out cookies using cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets 1/2 inch apart and transfer to oven to bake until almost firm in center, about 12 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to wire racks. Let cool completely.

  7. Whisk together half-and-half, Ground Juniper Berries and powdered sugar in large bowl until smooth and lump-free, using just enough half-and-half to achieve spreadable, glaze-like consistency. Frost cookies and let stand until glaze sets.

  8. Store between sheets of wax paper in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.