Gingerbread Men Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 378
Daily Value: 19%
Servings: 12

Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Fat13g20%
Saturated8g38%
Trans0g0%
Carbs61g20%
Fiber1g5%
Sugars26g0%
Protein6g11%
Cholesterol61mg20%
Sodium279mg12%
Calcium61mg6%
Magnesium47mg12%
Potassium296mg8%
Iron2mg8%
Zinc0mg3%
Phosphorus71mg10%
Vitamin A399IU8%
Vitamin C0mg0%
Thiamin (B1)0mg4%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg4%
Niacin (B3)1mg4%
Vitamin B60mg7%
Folic Acid (B9)16µg4%
Vitamin B120µg2%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E0mg2%
Vitamin K1µg2%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated3g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated1g0%
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Emily Jacobs

Gingerbread comes in all shapes, sizes, and textures, but as soon as you cut a cute, round-headed man out of gingerbread cookie dough, you've got a classic holiday treat that can be decorated however your holiday-heart desires. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

In a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully incporated, and then add the molasses and vanilla extract. Sift together the dry ingredients in a bowl and slowly add to the egg mixture until evenly combined and a dough forms.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm. Divide the dough into halves and roll out each half at a time onto a floured work surface. Roll until the dough is ⅛-inch thick and cut out the gingerbread men. Lay them out on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Repeat steps with the dough scraps and the other half of dough.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until the edges are browned. Decorate the cookies using icing, sprinkles, and other candies.* 

Recipe Details

Servings: 12

Notes and Substitutions:

*Read How to Dress Up Your Holiday Gingebread Man for decorating ideas. 

Special thanks to Emily Jacobs of Sage Recipes for helping us test this recipe. 



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