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GIngerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

These gingerbread men are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You will love their heavily spiced holiday flavor! 
Cook Time 8 mins
Prep and Chill Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the molasses and beat until combined.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla on high speed - about 1 minute.
  • Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients until they are just combined. Do not over mix!
  • Divide the dough into two disks. Wrap them in plastic wrap and chill at least two hours. I usually chill mine overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon mats.
  • Generously flour a work surface and roll one of the disks 1/4 inch thick. Don't be afraid to add more flour. Gingerbread dough can be sticky!
  • Cut the dough into your desired shapes and bake about 8 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
Keyword christmas cookies, gingerbread men