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Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe
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Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

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No holiday cookie platter would be complete without gingerbread men! This is a tried-and-true recipe I'm happy to share with you.—Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:26 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 26 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 116 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses, egg and water. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps.
  3. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Gingerbread Men in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p87

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 116 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Gingerbread Men Cookies

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"I am brazilian and we don't have gingerbread man cookies as a tradition. We don't have them even to buy in stores and supermarkets. Maybe in special stores, but I, myself, had never tasted them.

It was kind of easy to find the ingredients (allspice and molasses are more difficult, really molasses is impossible, but I replaced it with a syrup made by myself with brown sugar and water).
I LOVED the taste and the smell. My family found the cookies fantastic. We had never ate this kind of cookies, but everyone was amazed. It is very seasoned, but the flavours are well combined and become perfect.
It was difficult to decorate! Everybody wanted to eat before.
The dough was really soft, but freezing worked perfectly to mold it. I used it half without freezing. It was not easy, but worked perfectly.
Loved the recipe!
Thanks for sharing, friend!
I want to give 5 star, but my iPad is not helping me! I am trying. If it gets just 1 star, it is a mistake! It is a 5 star recipe!!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015 Edited Dec. 26, 2015

"Edit: I realized after the fact what I did wrong. I added a cup of butter instead of half a cup. It took a lot of extra flour and a bit more refrigeration, but I managed to turn it around and make some really great cookies! They were a big hit with the kids.

I see all these great reviews, but I feel like the slow kid in the class because mine did not come out well at all. Followed the recipe to the letter, but my dough was slushy and smooth. It stuck to the counter even after I applied a lot of extra flour. The taste is great, but the dough is goopy. :("

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Wonderful recipe. Thank you Kap10 for the advice to omit the water. dough was easy to work with."

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"Grand recipe.......dough was easy to manage...I will add a little extra spice next time and maybe a minute or less baking time.. Overall a great experience, I'd never made Ginger Bread before ...Looking forward to decorating them...I know they will be enjoyed!"

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"I added about 4 tablespoons of flour on the second batch the dough was a lot less gooey and much easier to roll out. My daughter enjoyed cutting them out. They have a great flavor and were enjoyed greatly by her classmates."

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