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Gingerbread Mummy Cookies Recipe

A soft and chewy gingerbread cookie topped with delicious cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween, Halloween party, Halloween recipe, halloween treat
Servings: 30
Calories: 191kcal


  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Large Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie cutters


  • ¾ cup margarine softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups flour

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 60 candy eyeballs



  • Cream together margarine, sugar, salt, egg, and molasses. Then add in cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking soda, and flour.
  • If dough if too sticky chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Mix all together. Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with a cookie cutter shape. I used a 3 1/2 inch tall little gingerbread man cookie cutter.
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 8 to 9 minutes. Cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet and then place on a cooling rack.
  • Frost when cooled.


  • Mix butter, cream cheese, vanilla and 1 teaspoon milk with a hand mixer. Gradually add in powdered sugar.
  • If too runny add more powdered sugar, if too thick add a little more milk.
  • Pipe icing onto cooled cookies like mummy wraps. Stick on eyes with a little dot of frosting on the back of each eyeball.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg