Gingerbread cookies in gingerbread man, tree, and star shapes sitting on a plate

Atole Holiday Ginger Bread Cookies

Ginger Break Cookies with PInole Blue Atole is soft and tasty without you having to buy all the spices. Our Atole already have all the organic spices plus pinole. The cookies are crunchy outside but soft inside. We know you will love it as much as we do.


  1.     3 cups unsalted butter, softened in the microwave for 30 sec. We prefer Ghee.
  2.     ½ brown sugar. Add 1 cup if you like your cookies sweeter.
  3.     ½ unsulphured molasses
  4.     2 eggs at room temperature
  5.     1 teaspoon vanilla extract. We prefer Molina Mexican Vanilla Blend
  6.     3 and ½ cups all-purpose or gluten-free flour
  7.     1 teaspoon baking soda
  8.     ½ teaspoon salt
  9.     3 table spoons Pinole Blue Atole (Atole has ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and clove already). You can add 1 tablespoon of ground ginger to spice it up more.

What you need:

  1.     2 large bowls for mixing
  2.     A hand-held or stand mixer
  3.     Cooking/Dough scraper

Get to work:

  1.     Beat the butter for 1 min. using a hand-held or stand mixer in a large bowl until creamy.
  2.     Add the brown sugar and molasses and continue to beat for another 2 min. until brown and creamy looking. Scrape down the sides from time to time or as needed. Now, Add eggs and vanilla. Maintain the medium speed for another 2 min.  
  3.     Get a separate bowl. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, Pinole Blue Atole together until well combined.
  4.     Now, slowly add the flour mixture from step #3 to the buttery brown creamy mixture from step #2 until combined with the mixer. It is easier if you use your hands to knead the dough after you have mixed ½ of the flour mixture.  Your dough should be thick and slight sticky. If your dough is dry, you should add some more butter to the dough.
  5.     Divide the dough into half and place them in the plastic wrap in a disc shape. Store in the fridge for 30 mins.
  6.     Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.
  7.     While you are waiting for the oven to preheat. Roll the dough flat. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out the cookies and have fun with it.
  8.     Bake cookies for about 8-9 minutes, depending on your oven. If you want your cookies soft, bake only for 8 min.
  9.     Decorate the cookies… but you don’t have to.
  10.   Make a cup of Pinole Blue Atole or Pinole Blue Champurrado while eating those awesome cookies.

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