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My Favorite Gingerbread Men Recipe
  • prep: 4 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 4 min
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    Here is my favorite gingerbread men recipe! Soft in the centers, crisp on the edges, perfectly spiced, molasses and brown sugar-sweetened holiday goodness. Make sure you chill the cookie dough discs for a minimum of 3 hours. I played around with the spices a lot and really loved the flavor of these cookies when using a full Tablespoon each of ground ginger and ground cinnamon.

    Ingredients

    • 10 Tablespoons (145g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
    • 2/3 cup (200g) unsulphured molasses (I use Grandma's Molasses brand)
    • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 3 and 1/2 cups (437g) all-purpose flour  (spoon & leveled)
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger (yes, 1 full Tablespoon!)
    • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • Easy royal icing
    • Cookie cutter(s)
    • Rolling pin (here's the one I own)
    • Large baking sheets (these are what I use for cooking baking)
    • Silicone baking mats (preferred for cookie baking!)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 24
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 43 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 7.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 15.2%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 13 mg 4.24%
    • Sodium: 139 mg 5.8%
    • Calcium: 2 mg 0.2%
    • Potassium: 3 mg 0.07%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.05%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.09%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.96%
    • Vitamin C 0.03%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq