Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies

Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies

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From the kitchen of Donnie Lawson

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
8-10 minutes
about 1 dozen
Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


2/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 egg
3/4 cup molasses
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees, and grease cookie sheets.

  2. Combine butter or margarine, sugar, spices and egg in large mixing bowl. Mix until well blended.

  3. Add molasses and mix well.

  4. Sift together flour, baking powder and soda. Stir into shortening mixture and mix well.

  5. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

  6. Roll out on floured board and cut gingerbread men shapes.

  7. Use raisins for eyes, nose and buttons.

  8. Sprinkle with granulated sugar, if desired.

  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


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holly10 says:

tasted amazing thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!

11/29/2014 7:36:25 AM

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