Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Ready in 45 minutes
4.8 avg, 12 review(s) 90% would make again

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Delicious little gingerbread men perfect for Christmas decorating with kids!

"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

Ingredients

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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

Cookies  

Preparation

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.

Notes

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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Verified by stevemur

Not men, but still yummy gingerbread :) photo by angrose angrose

:) photo by angrose angrose

photo by wwiggins wwiggins

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"If you like it, you might also try this  These are every bit as good as those cinnamon rolls you get from the mall, without the trip! Try these when you don't have the time for all that mixing and kneading and rolling, your family (and your arms) will thank you!" Firebyrd Firebyrd

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spicegrl75 4 months ago
Im going to make them for a sleepover
lovefood2308 10 months ago
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Marikafroberts 1 year 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 1 year ago
Love it! Very nice flavour and nice and chewy.
ephenhungry 1 year ago
KrisblaiR 2 years ago
These turned out great. They puffed up more than I thought they would so be sure to space them enough!
angrose 2 years ago
My first ever attempt at gingerbread men - turned out amazingly well. Will definitely make again.
SAO 3 years ago
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.
paladinx 7 years ago
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