Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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These cookies are so cute that it makes one feel guilty biting into them. I love gingerbread cookies and the holidays just aren’t complete without serving family and friends homemade gingerbread men cookies. 

  • 3 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Molasses
  • 1 Egg (Room Temperature)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  1. In large-size bowl mix together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and kosher salt. Set aside.
  2. In separate large-size bowl beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture on a low speed until combined.
  4. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 5 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with cookie cutter.
  7. Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  8. Place in oven for 8 to 10 minutes until edges are set and just begin to brown.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  10. Decorate cookies as desired.
  11. Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.
  12. Makes 24 Cookies
  13. "Work With What You Got!"
  14. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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