Gingerbread Men Cookies
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Serves: 3 Dozen
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1½ Stick Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Molasses
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Cups Flour, Extra for rolling out cookies
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1½ Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • ¼ Teaspoon All-Spice
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer, cream together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully incporated, and then add the molasses and vanilla extract. Sift together the dry ingredients in a bowl and slowly add to the egg mixture until evenly combined and a dough forms.
  2. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour until firm. Divide the dough into halves and roll out each half at a time onto a floured work surface. Roll until the dough is ⅛-inch thick and cut out the gingerbread men. Lay them out on baking sheets. Repeat steps with the dough scraps and the other half of dough.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until the edges are browned. Make sure cookies are fully cooled before decorating! Decorate using icing, frosting, candies or whatever you would like!
Recipe by I'm At Home Baking! at http://imathomebaking.com/25-days-of-christmas-cookies-day-19-gingerbread-men/