Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gingerbread Men

Who doesn't love gingerbread men!?? Not only are they super cute, they taste amazing!   This recipe is also from joy of baking and makes a perfect cookie!

Yield: Depends on the size of cookie cutters
3 Cups Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 Cup Butter - unsalted and room temperature
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
2/3 Cup Unsulphured Molasses

  1. In a large bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. 
  2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  3. Add the egg and molasses and beat until well combined. 
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture beating until incorporated.
  5. Divide the dough in half, and wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
  6. When ready to bake, set oven to 350.  Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to make the desired shape.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly brown around edges but still soft.  
  8. Decorate with royal icing.
  9. Enjoy!!

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