Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gingerbread Men Cookies



These gingerbread men cookies are full of ginger and spice, and maybe not everything nice! They are so easy to make too.
Gingerbread Men Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
What you will need:
3 cups flour
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) softened butter
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup honey (or molasses)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Icing:
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1-2 tbsp. hot water

Makes 2 dozen

Gingerbread Men Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver

Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add honey, egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Gingerbread Men Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets covered in parchment paper. 

Gingerbread Men Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies with icing or leave them undressed.



Gingerbread Men Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days. 

Gingerbread Men Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver

Enjoy!

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