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.
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.