MENU

Gingerbread Men Cookies

gingerbread men cookies Dessert
Gingerbread Men Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 30
Updated October 29, 2019
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup butter, softened
3
tablespoons molasses
2
tablespoons water or milk
1
egg
3 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
Currants or assorted candies, if desired
Colored sugar or additional sugar, if desired

Steps

Hide Images
  • 1
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, butter and molasses with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well mixed. Beat in water and egg until blended. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cardamom and cloves. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Roll 1/3 of dough at a time on floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch gingerbread boy or girl cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 1 inch apart. Decorate with currants or candies. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • 3
    Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.

Expert Tips

  • Place the tiny candies or sprinkles onto the unbaked cookies with clean tweezers.
  • Store these gingerbread cookies in a covered container.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
15
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

© 2019 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved

Rate and Comment