Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe
Staff Writer

Madeline Olin

There isn't a more appropriate occasion for making gingerbread than during the winter season. Stay warm with this recipe for Gingerbread Men Cookies that even make great holiday gifts.

8
Servings
352
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 3  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  Cups  dark brown sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  Tablespoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 12  Tablespoons  unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons, slightly softened
  • 3/4  Cups  molasses
  • 2  Tablespoons  milk

Directions

In the bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt, and baking soda at low speed until combined. Add the butter and mix at medium-low speed until the mixture is sandy-like. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the molasses and milk. Mix until the dough is moistened. Increase the speed to medium and mix until thoroughly combined. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

When the dough is chilled enough to work with, flour surface, and roll out dough to about 1/4 of an inch between 2 pieces of parchment paper. The thinner the dough is, the less chewy and more crunchy the cookies will be.

Using gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters, cut out cookies and place about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 11 minutes. Cool the cookies on sheets for 2 minutes. Remove the cookies with spatula to wire rack. Cool to room temperature.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
61g
47%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
125mg
13%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
10µg
0%
Folate, total
58µg
15%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
98mg
31%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
178mg
25%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
680mg
45%
Water
63g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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Gingerbread Cooking Tip

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