How To Make Knitted Gingerbread Stocking Cookies

These easy gingerbread stocking cookies get their knitted texture from a simple cake tool and non pareil sprinkles added to the frosting. The arctic animals and snow flakes are pre made sugar molds that pop on in an instant...like we said, easy peasy. This project starts with our Gingerbread Cookie Dough Recipe and is finished with our Easy Cookie Glaze. If you're prone to use Royal Icing instead, you can find our Royal Icing Mix here, which whips up in an instant. Whatever floats your boat.


You can make the knitted texture however you'd like. Get creative and ditch our pattern or let the kiddies get involved and do it with you. Just make sure to chill the gingerbread stocking cut out cookies for 15 minutes before baking them so that you preserve the texture. For crispier cookies, bake these a minute more and for softer cookies, lay off the heat and take them out a bit earlier. 


Recipe Note: Prepare the Gingerbread Cookie Dough a day in advance so that it has time to chill. The Easy Cookie Glaze recipe can be prepared while the cookies are baking and cooling.

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Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Arctic Animal Sugar Mold DecOns - 10/pck
$6.95
Christmas Stocking Cookie Cutter
$3.95
White Nonpareils - 4 oz.
$3.95
PME Design Stitching Wheel
$7.95
Royal Icing Mix - 1lb Bag
$6.95
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STEP 1: ROLL THE GINGERBREAD DOUGH AND MAKE THE KNITTED TEXTURER

Remove the gingerbread dough from the fridge and cut it in half. Place one portion back in the fridge. Let the remaining dough soften for 10 minutes or so and then roll it out on a floured surface until it's about 1/8" thick. (Rotate the dough frequently and add flour underneath or on top to avoid sticking).

Our easy gingerbread cookie recipe that rolls out beautifully

Our easy recipe makes Christmas cookies easy!

Using the PME Design Stitching Wheel, make a texture on the dough, but be sure not to cut all the way through. We used the straight wheel to press v-shaped indentations in the dough and then alternated between frilled wheels to create stitching. 

How to make a simple knitted texture on gingerbread cookies.

How to make a simple knitted texture on gingerbread cookies.

Cut out your stocking cookies, place them on a parchment lined tray and refrigerate for 15 minutes before baking them for 8-9 minutes at 350°.

See our step by step tutorial for these easy Christmas Cookies

STEP 2: ADD ICING AND FINISHING TOUCHES

While the cookies are baking, your can make your cookie icing by following our Easy Cookie Glaze recipe. Place the icing in a piping bag or squeeze bottle and cover any unused icing with plastic wrap pressed to the surface.

This recipe uses ingredients straight from the pantry to make instant Christmas cookie icing.

Fill in the top portion of the cookie with icing and immediately cover in white non pareils. Pipe and sprinkle one cookie at a time so that the non pareils will adhere. Then, pipe a dot of icing on the back of the sugar mold Arctic Animals and place one on top of each cookie.

Follow our easy tutorial to see how these knitted gingerbread stocking cookies are made.

Adding sprinkles gives these easy knitted stocking cookies a snowy finish. See the step by step tutorial for the perfect Christmas cookie!

See our step by step tutorial to make these easy Christmas stocking cookies.

Voila! Now you have these beautiful Knitted Gingerbread Stocking Cookies to give to friends and family for Christmas. Enjoy!

See our step by step tutorial to make these easy knitted gingerbread stocking cookies!

See our step by step tutorial to make these easy knitted gingerbread stocking cookies!

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