Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Staff Writer
Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe
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
474
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.

 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
37g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
74g
25%
Vitamin A
148µg
16%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.3%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.2%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
104mg
10%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
138µg
34%
Folic acid
72µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
91mg
23%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
71mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
555mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.6%
Sodium
277mg
12%
Sugars, added
37g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
25.6%
Trans
0.7g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.3%

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