Dec 17, 2020

Gingerbread Men

Prep Time: 4 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Gingerbread men are classic Christmas cookies plus they make the house smell amazing. With crisp edges, a chewy center spiced with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, I always think they round out a box of assorted cookies.

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Gingerbread men are classic Christmas cookies plus they make the house smell amazing. With crisp edges, a chewy center spiced with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, I always think they round out a box of assorted cookies.

Decorating them makes for a great craft project with friends and/or children alike.

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GIngerbread Men

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Prep Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Serves 1 1/2 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ packed cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg then set aside.
  • Add the butter and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the molasses, egg and vanilla, beating well to combine.
  • Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed until well combined. Shape the dough into a disc then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Lightly flour a clean work surface then roll the dough out so it’s ¼-inch thick. Use a 5-inch cookie cutter to cut gingerbread men. Pull together the dough scraps and reroll out to cut more gingerbread men.
  • Arrange 1-inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake until they just begin to brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Cool completely before decorating as desired. Store in an airtight container.

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