Timeless Gingerbread Man Cookies

Timeless Gingerbread Man Cookies

A favorite among kids for generations, when it comes to Christmas cookie recipes the gingerbread man is one of the most popular. So check out this recipe for Timeless Gingerbread Man Cookies and make some memories with your kids.

Cooking Time18 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • red sugar crystals

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
     
  2. Cream together the sugars, shortening, molasses, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
     
  3. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. In another large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.
     
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring while you add it.
     
  5. Roll a portion of the dough out on a heavily floured surface.
     
  6. Roll to under 1/4-inch thick. Cut the cookies using a man-shaped cookie cutter, or any other cookie cutter shape you've got in the bottom drawer.
     
  7. Place cookies on an oiled cookie sheet and bake  at 300 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes.
     
  8. Bake only one cookie sheet of cookies at a time. 

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