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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.
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. 16, 2014

"These are AMAZING!! Soft on the inside, yummy all around!"

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"For my first time ever making gingerbread men cookies, I used this recipe and some of a Good Housekeeping (I know; how "mom" of me) . They turned out well, and were a hit at our "Thanksmas" party this weekend. I have not been much of a baker to use a rolling pin. When it says to let the dough cool, definitely do so. It helps to prevent it sticking to the pin. I would also say generous amounts of flour is perhaps most important. All in all, good recipe. @kitchen_cook #smallkitchencooking"

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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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