Christmas Cookies~Gingerbread Men~Day 8

By December 7, 2009Baking, Cookies, Holidays

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

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