3 Ingredient Gingerbread

There’s so much holiday prep to cram into December, we’re guessing you’re as stressed as we are. Why not take a break to throw an ugly sweater party? It’s wacky, fun, and the perfect way to de-stress. Don your favorite tacky sweater and set out a bunch of pre-baked sweater cookies along with bowls of sprinkles, sanding sugar, and edible décor. Let your guests compete for ugliest sweater cookie as they mingle, laugh, and get in the holiday spirit.

To keep your party prep simple and easy, we’ve created a 3-ingredient gingerbread recipe that comes together in minutes. The dough holds its shape incredibly well, making it ideal for cutting into shapes. Get started with the Sweet Creations His & Hers Ugly Sweater Cookie Cutters and your favorite edible holiday cookie toppings. You’re now on your way to a fun and fabulous ugly sweater party!

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3 Ingredient Gingerbread

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Grab our Sweet Creations His & Hers Ugly Sweater Cookie Cutters and whip up a batch of this simple gingerbread. Ideal for cutting into shapes, because the dough maintains it’s shape, even after baking. So you’ll have ugly sweater cookies ready to decorate in just about 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 Cookies


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp flour (optional)


Heat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, egg and butter.

If dough is sticky to the touch, add just enough flour to make it no longer sticky.

Turn dough out onto a piece of parchment. Cover with a second piece of parchment and roll to 1/4-1/2” thick.

Cut dough into desired shapes. Transfer to a nonstick baking sheet.

Bake for 9-12 minutes, or just until cookies are set.

Remove and cool. Decorating with icing or buttercream, as desired.



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