Gingerbread Man Cookies are a classic holiday treat. This recipe doesn’t require chilling like most do, and is loaded with classic ginger flavor you want. A perfect addition to your holiday treat list, these gingerbread cookies will soon be a family-favorite recipe.
Everyone loves gingerbread man cookies. “Run Run as fast as you can, You’ll never catch me I’m the gingerbread man.” These cookies are delicious and just plain fun.
Of course, I had to have this recipe on my list for this year. It is simple to whip up, and since you don’t have to chill this recipe like others, you can make these cookies right away. The classic cookie is made with a cookie cutter shaped like a man, but we use all different shapes and make these as a substitute for other popular holiday cut-out cookie recipes.
If you want more variety in your gingerbread treats this year, grab this recipe for gingerbread truffles, and my favorite gingerbread fudge recipe. Both are so delicious everyone will beg for your recipe!
What if I Don’t Have Molasses?
There are a few different ways to substitute molasses if you do not have it on hand. You can use an equal amount of dark corn syrup, honey or maple syrup. While this will slightly change the taste slightly, you can still make these cookies without molasses. The richness gives it a deeper flavor and color, so don’t be surprised if they aren’t as rich.
Where Can I Find a Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter?
You can find a gingerbread man cookie cutter online at places like Amazon. You can also find it at craft stores that have a cake decorating section or in the holiday aisles at stores like Walmart. Remember, while a gingerbread man cookie, of course, would traditionally look like this, you can use any shape cutter. The cookies will be fantastic no matter what shape they are cut into!
Preheat the oven to 350 and then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, molasses and an egg.
Add the water and mix to combine.
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
Roll the dough on a floured surface until it is about a 1/4 inch thick.
Use the gingerbread cookie cutter and cut out the cookies.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool completely.
Make the icing using a stand mixer. Combine the egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla and powder sugar. Combine until it forms stiff peaks.
Scoop icing into the piping bag
Decorate your cookies however you want.
Allow icing to dry for an hour before eating!
Another great way to use Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutters is to flip them upside-down and decorate them like Reindeer’s. Decorate using Chocolate Icing. Use white and black icing for the eyes (or substitute candy eyes) and a red hot candy for the nose. So easy and cute!
Gingerbread Man Cookies are a classic holiday treat. This recipe doesn't require chilling like most do, and is loaded with classic ginger flavor you want. A perfect addition to your holiday treat list, these gingerbread cookies will soon be a family-favorite recipe.
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