Best Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Recipe for lovely gingerbread Christmas treats. Use raisins, currants, or cinnamon red hot candies for eyes and buttons or pipe plain or colored icing on gingerbread men.

– 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling – 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, Ground – 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground – 1 teaspoon baking soda – ¼ teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground – ¼ teaspoon salt – ¾ cup butter, softened – ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar – ½ cup molasse – 1 egg – 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract



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The ingredients for the recipe are as follows: flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.


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Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix molasses, egg, and vanilla. Mix in flour gently.


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The dough should be pressed into a deep, flat disk. A plastic wrap should be used. Four hours or overnight in the refrigerator.


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Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).


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Roll dough 1/4-inch thick on lightly floured surface. Make gingerbread guys with a 5-inch cutter. Place gingerbread men 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.


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Place cookies in preheated oven for 8–10 minutes until edges are firm and just beginning to brown. Cool 1–2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to finish.


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As desired, decorate the cooled cookies. For up to five days, keep cookies in an airtight container.


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