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Classic Gingerbread Men Cookies

  • Total Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


A classic, must-have recipe for the holidays. Flavorful gingerbread cookies baked to perfection. These will quickly become a family favorite every year.


  • 8 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the molasses and egg.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Add this bowl to the egg mixture.
  3. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1 1/4 inches thick.
  6. Cut gingerbread men and transfer to a greased cookie sheet, placing them about 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. The cookies will be soft when first out of the oven but will cool and harden.
  • Prep Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American