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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

These gingerbread men make the cutest cookies. Pipe untinted or colored icing onto your gingerbread men, or decorate with raisins, currants, or cinnamon red hot candies for eyes and buttons.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 153 cal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Rolling Pin
  • 1  Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter Silhouette
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg egg
  • 4 cups cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons  teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon  teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon  teaspoon salt

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1CookieCalories: 153calFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 23gSugar: 12gProtein: 2gCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg

Instructions
 

  • Cream the butter and sugar until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Add the molasses and egg and mix until well combined.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.On a lightly floured surface, roll out half the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.If desired, decorate the cookies with royal icing, sprinkles, or other decorations.
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