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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

These Gingerbread Men Cookies are as cute as can be. If desired, decorate with raisins, currants or cinnamon red hot candies for eyes and buttons. Or, pipe untinted or Colorful Royal Icing onto cookies.



  1. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl.
  2. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
  5. Press dough into a thick flat disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface.
  8. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just beginning to brown.
  10. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes.
  11. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  12. Decorate cooled cookies as desired.

Yield: 2 dozen or 24 (1 cookie) servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes per batch

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 158 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 24 g Cholesterol: 24 mg Sodium: 128 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 2 g

Recipe and photo credit: McCormick. logo


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