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
525
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
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
97g
75%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
77µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
104mg
10%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
191µg
48%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
419mg
28%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
23g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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Gingerbread Cooking Tip

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