Homemade Gingerbread Men
 
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water or more as needed
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer or if doing by hand in a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda. Once it's all smooth, add flour and water and stir to make it into a smooth dough.
  2. Wrap it in plastic wrap and chill them in refrigerator for 30 mins or so. At this point, you can even freeze it for upto a month and just thaw at room temperature for few hours before making cookies.
  3. Keep it aside.
  4. Now preheat oven to 350F.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 parts and while you work on first part, keep the other dough part wrapped in refrigerator.
  6. Roll out the dough to ¼" thickness on a floured surface. Using your gingerbread men cookie cutter, cut shapes and then transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until golden but not overly cooked. You want them to be just enough cooked so centers are soft & chewy!
Notes
Ami says:
Gingergread men recipe adapted from HERE.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/homemade-gingerbread-men/