Holiday Gingerbread Biscuit Recipe

From Carrie Morey's Hot Little Suppers cookbook

Make your holiday breakfast or dessert festive with our handmade gingerbread biscuit recipe. Simply add icing and goody-goody gum drops!
Holiday Gingerbread Biscuit Recipe


  • • 2 cups flour (8 oz)
  • • 5 oz butter (10 tbsp)
  • • 1.2 oz molasses (1 tbsp)
  • • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • • ½ tsp ginger
  • • 2 tsp clove
  • • ¼ tsp salt
  • • ½-¾ cups whole milk

  • Cream Cheese Icing:
  • • 4 oz butter (1 stick)
  • • 6 oz cream cheese
  • • 4 cups powdered sugar

This holiday season, skip the gingerbread house and hand make gingerbread biscuits instead! Perfect for winter mornings or a festive dessert, our Callie's Hot Little Biscuit eatery customers have enjoyed gingerbread biscuits every season. This year, we are bringing our biscuiteer-approved gingerbread biscuit recipe to you, including our house-made icing – simply add gum drops or a candy cane on top!

Gingerbread Biscuits


Yields 12 Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Place 2 cups of flour into a large bowl
  3. Add butter and work into the mix in a snapping motion with your fingers. Once your mix is the consistency of grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Add the spices and mix until evenly distributed. Make a well in the center of the dough.
  5. In a separate container, mix whole milk and molasses together. Add whole milk and molasses mixture to the flour and butter mixture and combine until the dough is wet and sticky. Be careful not to overwork the dough.
  6. Liberally dust the dough, rolling surface, rolling pin, and cutter with the remaining biscuit mix. Flip the dough onto a dusted surface. Roll the dough using a rolling pin until it’s 2 inches thick.
  7. As you cut the biscuits, place on a parchment lined, rimmed baking sheet. The biscuits should touch. Bring remaining dough back together into a mound. Roll, cut, and place the biscuits in the same manner.
  8. Melt remaining butter and brush onto biscuits.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

Cream Cheese Icing Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and start mixing on low speed. This can also be done using a hand mixer.
  2. Increase speed and continue until ingredients are completely incorporated.
  3. If the icing is too thick, add a tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.


Hot Little Tip

Get the kids involved! Our handmade process is the perfect reason to get kids into the kitchen. Whether they are mixing the bowl of dough or decorating their creations with icing and candy, time around the kitchen table is always well spent!