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Christmas Cookies~Gingerbread Men~Day 8

What’s more fun than Gingerbread Men Cookies at Christmas time?

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I have never made Gingerbread before, but wanted to give it a try so that I could add the cookies to my Gingerbread Cupcakes. The dough went together very easily and it rolled out very smooth.

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 c. Flour
  • 1 t. Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1 T. + 1 t. Ground Ginger
  • 1 T. + 1 t. Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 t. Ground Cloves
  • 1 t. Nutmeg
  • 1 c. Butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. Molasses

Directions:

Whisk together dry ingredients.

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Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy.

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Add eggs and molasses, beat to combine.

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Gradually add flour mixture. beat just until combined.

Divide dough into thirds, flatten each piece and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

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Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.

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 Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Kitchen Tip: I measured the molasses in one of my favorite kitchen tools, the Pampered Chef Measure All. When measuring, Peanut Butter, Butter, Corn Syrup etc, the ingredients come out clean and you can see through the container to make sure that the ingredients don’t have any holes (air pockets).

I decorated the Gingerbread Men with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting and Mini M&M’s.

Ingredients for Fluffy Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 c. Butter, room temperature
  • 4 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 1 t. Vanilla 
  • a splash of Milk  (the recipe didn’t call for this, but I thought it made the frosting smoother and easier to work with

Directions:

Cream Butter, gradually add sugar, then vanilla and a little milk.

If you missed the last 7 days

Day 1 ~ Graham Cracker Log

Day 2 ~ Pearl Sugar Cookies

Day 3 ~ Chocolate Crinkles

Day 4 ~ Mint Thins

Day 5 ~ Favorites

Day 6 ~ Peanut Butter Layer Bars

Day 7 ~ Sugar Cut-Outs

Be sure to mark your calendars and stop back on December 13th to link up your favorite Christmas Cookies, or just visit to get some great recipes!

This post linked to:

~Save Room for Dessert hosted by The Krazy Kitchen

~DIY Day hosted by A Soft Place to Land

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed with Grace

~Tasty Tuesday hosted by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

~Tuesdays at the Table hosted by All the Small Stuff

~Tackle It Tuesday hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom

~Cookie Exchange hosted by The Short Stop

Comments

  1. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look super delicious:) I grew up never eating gingerbread because my parents didn’t like it. Not until I was twenty did I taste it’s delicious flavor. Now I’m hoooked:) I’m also so jealous that you have the little plunger measuring cup. I have been wanting one of those for a long time. Would you believe it that I have yet to see them here in NY…its’ like I live in the boondocks!
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Chewy Caramel Oatmeal Bars – All Through The Year Cheer =-.

  2. How fun! I have never made gingerbread men either. But, I have found memories of making them with my mom. Thanks for the idea. I think these will be on my “to do” list with Grace.
    We are all moved in and doing well. Had snow today, I am sure you did too. It was Grace’s first real snow, EVER!! We have fun and many pictures were taken!!
    I can’t wait to check out all the other cookies you have posted!
    .-= Lisa@blessedwithgrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…. Party Nibbling Shall Commence! =-.

  3. SnoWhite says:

    too cute!! Love them.
    .-= SnoWhite´s last blog ..Truffles =-.

  4. Been following your series — You are amazing!! Can I be you when I grow up? Or maybe just live under your sink and snitch some cookie dough when you aren’t looking!?!

    Keep up the great baking/blogging! :) Looking forward to our cookie party on the 13th!

  5. Angela says:

    Yum! I have never made gingerbread cookies before either!

    If you have a chance, stop by my Tackle-It Tuesday and say hi!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Two more days! =-.

  6. Brenda says:

    I love these spicy cookies!
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Spicy Black Eyed Peas/Slow Cooker/TMTT =-.

  7. Now I need a treat! lol
    .-= Pamela M. Kramer @ A Renaissance Woman´s last blog ..Baby’s First Stitches =-.

  8. Cole says:

    Those gingerbread cookies came out beautifully! YUMMY!

    Thanks for sharing. :-)
    .-= Cole´s last blog ..Tuesdays At The Table – Saltine Sweeties =-.

  9. angie says:

    we make these every year have one son that request them because they are his favorite

  10. My son was just asking when we’re going to make gingerbread men… I don’t have a go to recipe for gingerbread men, will have to use yours! Thanks!!
    .-= LifeAtTheCircus´s last blog ..Christmas Cookie Exchange: Saltine Brittle =-.

  11. They turned out beautifully I always struggle with mine I will have to try this recipe.
    .-= homegrownstrawberries´s last blog ..Let it Snow! =-.

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