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Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Start the holiday season off right by making these festive Gingerbread Men Cookies! They are a perfectly spiced and delicious treat that is so fun to make!

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread Men Cookies are on the top of the list to make every Christmas. Everyone gets involved and enjoys making them. They are so fun to make, decorate, and delicious to eat!


Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Scroll to the bottom for a printable Gingerbread Men Cookies recipe.

Gingerbread Men Cookies Ingredients

To make this delicious and festive Gingerbread Men Cookies you will need unsalted sweet cream butter, sugar, molasses, an egg, cold water, flour, ground ginger, ground nutmeg and allspice.

Icing Ingredients

To make the Icing for the Gingerbread Men Cookies you will need egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla, powder sugar, green and red gel food coloring and disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip.

How To Make Gingerbread Men Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper

Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, egg and molasses. Add in the water and mix until combined.

Gingerbread Men Cookies Mixing Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the flour, and the spices.

Gingerbread Men Cookies Spice Mixture

Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness.

Gingerbread Men Dough Mixture

Using your favorite gingerbread cookie cutter, cut out your shapes. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

How To Make Icing To Decorate Gingerbread Men Cookies


How To Decorate Gingerbread Men Cookies

Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form

Split icing into 3 bowls and add 1 to 2 drops of Green into one of the three bowls. Then add a few drops of red into the second bowl and leave the third bowl plain.

Mix until the colors are blended and the shades you want. Scoop about 1/4 C of icing into their own bags.

Decorate your cookies how ever you want.

Gingerbread Men Cookies Decorated

Allow icing to dry for a hour before enjoying! Homemade baked Gingerbread men will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to three to five days.


Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Start the holiday season off right by making these festive Gingerbread Men Cookies! They are a perfectly spiced and delicious treat that is so fun to make!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread Men Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice

Icing Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Green, and Red gel food coloring
  • 3 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, egg and molasses.

  3. Add in the water and mix until combined.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, and the spices.

  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet.

  6. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness.

  7. Using your favorite gingerbread cookie cutter, cut out your shapes.

  8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are set and just start to brown.

  9. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

Icing Directions

  1. Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form.

  2. Split icing into 3 bowls.

  3. Add 1-2 drops of Green into one of the three bowls.

  4. Add a few drops of red into the second bowl.

  5. Leave the third bowl plain.

  6. Mix until the colors are blended and the shades you want.

  7. Scoop about 1/4 C of icing into their own bags.

  8. Decorate your cookies how ever you want.

  9. Allow icing to dry for a hour before enjoying.

Recipe Notes

Homemade baked Gingerbread men will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to three to five days.



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