Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we wanted to give you a sweet idea to dress up your thanksgiving table!  These easy gingerbread cookie placeholders are simple and add a personalized feeling for all of your guests!  It is a good way to get everyone seated and ready to eat the feast that awaits!





The cookie dough (adapted from Better Homes and Gardens):

Measure into medium bowl, then set aside:

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 pinches of salt


Combine the following until creamy:

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup molasses

Then add your dry ingredients to the mixture until combined.


Create your cookies:

Flour your surface and roll out the dough to a ¼” thickness.  Then cut out fall shaped cookies with mini sized cookie cutters)

Then drop the cut out in a small bowl of sugar to coat for a candied crust on the cookie.

Gently push a toothpick into the side of the cookie and place onto the cookie sheet.

Bake at 345° for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Be sure to make some extras if you need to rewrite a name or have a last minute guest!  With the left over dough I just made regular gingerbread cookies. Roll into balls and coat with sugar as before baking as before.

placecard cookies

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Baking!