Classic Gingerbread Men Cookies

Classic gingerbread men or people is a Christmas favorite in our home. Talk about the spice filled cookie and the use of people cutters to make them. It's no wonder it's a fav with the kids as well.
Course Snack
Cuisine European
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
refrigeration time 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 110kcal
Author Chichi Uguru


  • 1/2 cup salted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 tsp gingerbread spice mix Quick sub 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground all spice and 1/2 tsp ground cloves


  • Cream together butter and brown sugar till fluffy,
  • Add egg and molasses and mix till incorporated.
  • Mix in the gingerbread spice blend. Then stir in the flour and baking soda.
  • Mix till well incorporated (do not over mix)
  • Wrap dough in cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 *F
  • Roll out cookies to about a quarter of an inch thick. Cut out cookies with Desired cutters
  • Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet
  • Bake for 16 mins in the oven
  • Bring out of the oven and allow to cool

Decorating the cookies.

  • If using icing, allow cookie to cool completely before decorating
  • If using sprinkles, stick the sprinkles on with some water on the gingerbread men after placing them on the cookie sheets before baking.