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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Have your cookie cutter at the ready for this adorable recipe
Courtesy of McCormick

Baking cookies is a holiday right of passage and this recipe for gingerbread men cookies is a great way to kick things off. Made with ground ginger, cinnamon and a whole lot of love, these cute cookies will be a new family tradition. 

Courtesy of McCormick


  • 3 Cups flour
  • 2 Teaspoons McCormick® Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cups (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract


Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl.

Set aside.

Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add molasses, egg and vanilla; mix well.

Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.

Press dough into a thick flat disk.

Wrap in plastic wrap.

Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface.

Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter.

Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown.

Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Decorate cooled cookies as desired.

Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.