Our Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe

Our Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe
From Fine Dining Lovers - December 7, 2017

Gingerbread men cookies are the cutest Christmas treats. Colorful, fun and with just enough spice to combat their sweetness, these cookies are a must come the holiday season.

Our gingerbread men cookie recipe uses classic ingredients and yields beautiful results. The spices that form the base are ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice - which together result in a flavorful and aromatic holiday cookie.

Molasses gives the gingerbread men cookie recipe a brownish hue and aids in caramelization. The best part? You can easily turn this into a vegan gingerbread men cookie recipe by swapping margarine for butter and using a flax egg. Let's get started!

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Classic Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe

Ingredients for 24 cookies

3 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg (or flax egg)
1/4 teaspoon salt

For decorating: royal icing

1. Begin by mixing all the flour, spices, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to incorporate.

How To Decorate Gingerbread Men Cookies


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