Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

12 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 91% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Delicious little gingerbread men perfect for Christmas decorating with kids!


1 cup Margarine
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Molasses
1 tablespoon Vinegar
1 large Egg; beaten
4 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon; ground
1 teaspoon Ginger; ground

Original recipe makes 28



Cream together margarine and sugar thoroughly. Heat molasses to almost boiling and pour over margarine mixture. Mix in vinegar. Cool to lukewarm. Add egg.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger. Add to cooled molasses mixture, stir together well to form dough. Chill dough overnight.

Preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough to about -inch thickness and cut into desired shapes. Decorate as desired. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not over-bake.


If you don't have a gingerbread man cookie cutter, draw a pattern on paper and lay on top of the dough. Cut around the pattern with a sharp knife.

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Not men, but still yummy gingerbread :)



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Very easy to bake!
Kikaestelle 4m ago

spicegrl75 2y ago

Im going to make them for a sleepover
lovefood2308 2y ago

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Marikafroberts 3y ago

I followed the recipe except for boiling the molasses and the cookies came out fine. I was also in a hurry and didn't chill dough. Still worked great and tasted great too!
Postmastermom 3y ago

Love it! Very nice flavour and nice and chewy.
ephenhungry 3y ago

These turned out great. They puffed up more than I thought they would so be sure to space them enough!
angrose 4y ago

My first ever attempt at gingerbread men - turned out amazingly well. Will definitely make again.
SAO 5y ago

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