Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

52 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 d 30 m
Joyce Johnson
Recipe by  Joyce Johnson

“Hansel and Gretel would have loved them.....”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen

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Directions

  1. In large bowl, cream shortening, sugar, egg and warmed molasses. Dissolve baking soda in warm water and add to egg mixture. Beat until smooth. Mix in flour, spices and salt until well blended. Cover and chill for 24 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch on a floured surface. Cut out gingerbread men using cookie cutters and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Use raisins to make eyes, noses and buttons.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Let cool on wire racks.

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Reviews (52)

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FIRSTTIGER
89

FIRSTTIGER

These gingerbread men are not for the faint of heart. In fact, I make my with blackstrap molasses in order to make them even spicier. I make these at Christmas time, and every year, before baking time comes, I get requests, in order to make sure that they'll appear on the plates I make up. This recipe is great if you like your gingerbread to be of the more old-fashioned variety rather than the sweet. I'm so very glad that I found this recipe. It's a wonderful tradition now in our house!

Abigail
76

Abigail

I added cinnamon to make them spicier, and applesauce in the place of some molasses. I forgot to chill the dough, which didn't seem to have too much of an adverse effect. A word of caution: the cookies came out of the oven squishy after 12 minutes, but hardened a ton as they cooled.

Jo
38

Jo

They were a bit too dark and treacley (?) for me. Next time I will use golden syprup instead of Molasses.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 84 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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