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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Today is the last day of Christmas Week :(  I hope you enjoyed the full week of Christmas treats as well as great giveaways.  To end the week I am going out with a bang!  I made gingerbread men cookies.  This is the first time I have ever made gingerbread men.  They weren’t something that my mom ever made as a kid, so I never tried to make them before.  This year though, my 8 year old put in a request.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

My husband said his mom made gingerbread men cookies a few times when he was younger, so I asked her for her recipe.  She got the recipe from a free cookbook the electric company gave out in 1958.  So you could say the recipe has been around a few years.  I did up the spices a little bit, to give it that full on gingerbread flavor.  Aside from that, I kept it the same.  These gingerbread men are easy to make thick and chewy or thin and crispy.  I like cookies thick and chewy, so I rolled the dough out rather thick, and baked for 10 minutes.  If you want the crispier you can roll thinner or bake for a little longer.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

I almost have a panic attack when I walk into Hobby Lobby or Michael’s Craft Store.  I am not crafty, and very easily over whelmed with stuff like that.  So decorating these cookies made me nervous!  I had visions of cute little bows and different colors.  The bows came out a big mess, and then I couldn’t figure out how to add color and have it still look good.  In the end, I think they turned out rather cute.  Santa will definitely enjoy a couple of these left out for him on Christmas Eve.


Gingerbread Men Cookies

Yields 3

Spicy gingerbread cookies. Perfectly festive for the holidays.

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 Tbls cinnamon


  1. In the bowl for an electric mixer pour water over the softened butter. Add brown sugar and molasses, mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together 3 cups flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. Add to molasses mixture, blend well. Add more flour if the dough is really stick.
  3. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  5. Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into "men".
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. If you want crispy cookies, you can bake a little longer. Remove from oven, and allow to cool.
  7. Frost if desired.


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  1. So cute! These look great!

  2. I’d make a strawberry shortcake for my dad, they’re his favorite!

  3. Cranberry Bliss Bars

  4. Lots and lots of Christmas cookies!!

  5. I would make a whole bunch of chocolate chip cookies!

  6. Your gingerbread people are adorable!

  7. There are so many options! I haven’t really made anything with fondant before, so I’d love to make a holiday cake.

  8. It’s always cookie time at our house!

  9. How fun! Definitely craving the scent of gingerbread baking this time of year.

  10. Chocolate Cherry Shortbread cookies

  11. chocolate cake

  12. Some banana mini loafs!

  13. Your gingerbread men are so cute!! I love them!!

  14. These are absolutely adorable, we don’t usually make gingerbread men for the holidays but maybe this year we will!!

  15. I’d probably try to play with the fondant set.

  16. i would make my granddaughters birthday cake, thanks, what a great giveaway. happy holidays

  17. How adorable are these? Wish I had the steady hand and patience to frost these so delicately :)

  18. I would make Peppermint Bark Cookies for my hubby. He loves them.

  19. Mini loaf cakes to give as gifts!

  20. a gingerbread house!

  21. I’d start with a Cheesecake, then some Christmas cookies

  22. These cookies are so cute and festive!

  23. Adorable!! I should’ve taken some tips from you when I tried to decorate haha

  24. Snickerdoodles

  25. A cake! I really want to experiment with the fondant imprint mats

  26. My son requested we make gingerbread men cookies this year for Santa. This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time. Thanks for sharing!

  27. I would probably make a red velvet cake layered with strawberries and buttercream.

  28. I would make nutmeg bars, lots of other cookies, eggnog cake lets and quick breads. (Jodoobers @ gmail)

  29. Christmas cookies

  30. Love Gingerbread men !! thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Hmmm probably cookies. I love making cookies.

  32. I would make a fancy layer cake

  33. Sugar cookies.

  34. I’d make peanut butter cookies with the cookie scoop and cookie sheet.

  35. Ashley Mitchell says:

    I’d make tons of cookies! Sugar, chocolate chip, rolo cookies!

  36. Baking my gingerbread today.

  37. First would be a birthday cake for my mom’s birthday coming up.

  38. I’d make a birthday cake for my husband! His birthday is Christmas Day!

  39. Cookies!!

  40. Thinking some gingerbread men!

  41. they look perfect!

  42. Heather Spooner says:

    I’d bake a chocolate cake. Thanks!

  43. Gingerbread people

  44. I love your gingerbread men. We make them every single year. It’s tradition to make them but we poke holes with straws before baking, then once they’re done we tie ribbons on them and we decorate our downstairs tree with them. It’s so much fun.

    I am so happy you joined us this week.

  45. I’d make a fancy dessert for New Years.

  46. Mini loaves of some of my favorite breads

  47. Courtney D says:

    There are so many different cookie recipes I’ve pinned and been needing to try!

  48. Lemon cookies. My kids are obsessed.

  49. I would try my hand at a beautiful snickerdoodle cake with cinnamon sugar buttercream! I made them in cupcakes and they were splendid, but I would love to do a three layer cake.

  50. cookies

  51. I would make my famous zucchini bread!!!

  52. Stephanie Ann says:

    I’d love to make peanut butter cookies!

  53. These are so cute! Your decorating was perfect. :)

  54. I would try my hand at a decorated cake with fancy flowers.

  55. I would make decorated sugar cookies!

  56. I would make frosted sugar cookies!

  57. The firs thing I’d make is banana nut bread with the mini loaf pan.

  58. Lots of cookies!

  59. Monica lavoie says:

    A birthday cake got my daughter!

  60. Cookies…lots of cookies! My 5 year old loves to make cookies with me and I love making the memories!

  61. Something fancy with the cakelette pan!

  62. kathy pilato says:

    a nice cake that is decorated, for friends and family!

  63. I’ll be making a cake. Specifically, a chocolate cake. I have needed a chocolate cake for a couple of months but have had no time to make one. After the new year begins, I will have plenty of time.

  64. Tough but I think I would try some fancy cupcake decorating!


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