Christmas is just around the corner so this week we wanted to bring you the recipe for Gingerbread Man Cookies. Did you know that the tradition of making gingerbread shaped like humans can be traced back to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, who presented dignitaries with gingerbread likenesses of themselves?
No Christmas is complete without adorably decorated gingerbread man cookies. So grab the kids, get the cookie cutters ready, and be prepared to enjoy the best gingerbread man cookies of your life.
Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 10 mins per batch
Servings: 24 cookies Difficulty: Intermediate
Ingredients for Gingerbread Man Cookies
P Mark Kachi Ghani Mustard oil: 2 tbsp
All-purpose Flour: 3 cups
Baking Powder: 1 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Ginger: 1 tbsp (grounded)
Cinnamon: 1 1/2 tsp
Cloves: 1/2 tsp
Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar: 1/4 cup
Molasses: 1/3 cup
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
Method for Gingerbread Man Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Set it aside.
Beat in the molasses, egg, vanilla extract, and mustard oil until they are mixed thoroughly.
Gradually add all the above ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. The cookie dough is ready.
Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This helps the dough firm up and makes it easier to handle.
On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
Place the gingerbread men on the prepared baking sheets. Leave some space between each cookie.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are set.
Allow the gingerbread men to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the cookies are completely cool, you can decorate them with icing, candies, or any other decorations of your choice to give them personality.
Your Gingerbread Man Cookies are ready to delight both kids and adults alike!
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