Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men

Stephanie Schneidewind 5

"Spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used. For best flavor, do NOT use blackstrap molasses."


30 m servings 88 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 14g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Frost or decorate when cool.
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  1. 1235 Ratings


I have tweaked this recipe, after a few attempts, to perfection (for my tastes). First of all, I think the variances in dough texture people are having is in the way they measure their flour. ...

This recipe barely misses a 5 star rating for one reason only. The cookies are not "spicy" as the title promises. They have a pleasant, mildly spiced flavor, but this recipe lacks the "bite" usu...

Just okay. I agree that too much cloves leaves an aftertaste. Dough is sticky --I'd add another 1/2 cup of flour. Separate the dough into 3 small amounts to chill. Don't overbake because the coo...

Made these in our cookie shop this past week and everyone who tried them loved them, especially when they were still warm out of the oven. I'm very impatient and time is always limited, so I n...

I was looking for a classic, soft, delicious gingerbread cookie recipe, and I found it! This recipe makes such a nice, soft dough with the perfect blend of spices. I used Grandma's original mola...

These turned out really well, and my kids loved cutting them out and decorating them. (**Don't be discouraged by the amount of dough - it makes a LOT more cookies than it looks like it will.) ...

Delicious! The recipe was perfect- no extra flour needed and no tampering with the spices. Dough WILL be a little sticky but the trick is to make it as cold as possible. Freezing for a short wh...

This is a very good gingerbread recipe. However, one must watch the men carefully when they are in the oven. My cookies got slightly overcooked and hardened very fast, so it was difficult to a...

My kids, husband, and I, had as much fun baking and making these as we did eating them, and giving them for gifts! If you want to hang them on the tree, make sure to roll a bit thinner, and poke...