Do you need a good cookie recipe? Try one of Pastry Chef Jill McCord’s go-to recipes. Did you know that she and her students baked hundreds of cookies for “Camp Gingerbread,” a fundraising event for homeless children via the Shared Housing Center? 

Gingerbread cookies  

Yields: approximately 18 cookies


1 cup butter, room temperature

1 3/4 cups brown sugar

1 ¼ cups granulated sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

6 eggs

6 cups of flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon ginger

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Allspice


Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add molasses. Sift dry ingredients, and then add to bowl.  Slightly refrigerate dough. Roll and cut out cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Decorate with royal icing, and add eyes to your gingerbread cookies with an edible marker.