Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men


"Hansel and Gretel would have loved them....."


1 d 30 m servings 84 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.8g
  • 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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  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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  1. 66 Ratings


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 bak...

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 ...

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

I almost gave this recipe a 5, but held back because they were a little difficult to roll out - I tried rolling them out on floured parchment with the thought to take off the extra and then bak...

WOW! These came out great as a gluten free cookie! We used 2c soy flour and 1 1/2 c white rice flour. Awesome! Stuck the dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes and it worked fantastically!...

D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!! We're eating them as we type (with one hand). For the topping we (Jess) found the Royal Icing III... highly recommended! We couldn't wait the recommended 24 hours to chill ...

I have made this with my kids twice and we all loved them. The second time I substituted the molasses with golden syrup and preferred it, but both times were great!

love this! the only good, easy, chewy gingerbread recipe i ever found!

Found the dough way too dry; had to add closer to 1/2 cup water. Perhaps the ingredient portions need some adjustments? The taste was good.