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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are the perfect shareable cookie for your holiday parties. Use any cookie cutter shape that you prefer and make the easy Royal Icing with meringue powder to decorate them.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 23 mins
Course: cookie
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: christmas, cookies, gingerbread, holidays, men, people
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 104kcal

Ingredients

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Small Batch Royal Icing

  • 2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ pound powdered sugar
  • drizzle white corn syrup

Instructions

Gingerbread Men Cookies

  • Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the molasses, egg and vanilla. Mix again.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients and then add them to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for an hour or two.
  • When ready to make cookies, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly flour your counter, then roll out the dough to about a quarter inch thick, then cut out shapes with a light floured cookie cutter. Lightly brush off any extra flour with a pastry brush. (I used a three inch cookie cutter and ended up with 30 cookies.)
  • Place cookies an inch apart on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper (I use a silicone mat). Bake for about 8 minutes or until cooked. (Ovens vary)
  • Let cookies cool then decorate as you prefer. Enjoy!

Small Batch Royal Icing

  • Combine all ingredients together in stand mixer bowl.
  • Beat on medium low for about 5-10 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.  Cover immediately with plastic wrap until you are ready to use it. Keep it covered with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel - its dries out and hardens very easily.

Notes

  1. I used a three-inch cookie cutter and ended up with 30 cookies.
*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. Estimate is per cookie when the dough is divided into 30.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal