Gingerbread Men Cookies

These Gingerbread Men Cookies are as cute as can be. Gingerbread Men Cookies are a favorite holiday tradition. No holiday cookie platter would be complete without gingerbread men!
  • Passive
    60 minutes
  • Prep
    10 minutes
  • Cook
    180 minutes
  • Servings
    48 Pc.

Ingredients

For the Cookie Dough:-
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour ((Maida flour))
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter (At room temperature)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1 Egg (At room temperature)
For the Icing:-
  • 1/4 cup Icing sugar ((Confectioners sugar))
  • 1 Egg white (Beaten)
  • Food colors (Red and green(Liquid colors))

Instructions

  • 1 Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the molasses.
  • 2 Add the egg and beat well. Mix in the flour along with the spice powders and salt.
  • 3 Mix well till a nice dough is formed. (The dough will be sticky) Cover dough in a cling film and refrigerate it for at least an hour.
  • 4 Divide dough into 2 parts. Place one part of dough on flour dusted parchment paper.
  • 5 Place another parchment on top of dough. Roll it out.
  • 6 Using gingerbread man cookie cutter, dip it in flour and cut along. Place gingerbread men on baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • 7 Preheat oven at 350 deg F(176 deg C). Bake for 8-10 mins. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 8 Icing the gingerbread men:- Mix icing sugar , egg white with sufficient water to from a cookie icing. Add required color. Ice the cookies. Leave them to dry completely. Store in air tight container.
  • 9 These Gingerbread men look cute on the Christmas tree as well! Don’t they???

Recipe Notes

  • The longer you keep the cookie dough to chill, the easier it is to work with.
  • Make sure to dip the cookie cutter in flour every time you use it for neater cookie edges.
  • Thinner the cookie dough is rolled out, the crunchier they turn out to be.
  • Icing is optional.

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