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.
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 the molasses, egg and water. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  2. 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 at 350° for 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.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"sometimes I add more molasses and ginger...and omit the allspice...perfect every time! LOVE this recipe!"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"SO GOOD."

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"great recipe, and the cookies stayed soft on the inside but crispy on the outside!"

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"We made these cookies wks ago and the were crispy and held up well with icing and did not get soft. The best part was the grand and grt grand kids loved them."

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"My first time making gingerbread cookies from scratch and they turned out pretty good! I left them a little thicker so they were fairly soft which I like. Now if I could only decorate better...."

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