Gingerbread Men Recipe

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1 large Eggland's Best egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Icing and decorations of your choosing (optional)
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients (except for icing and decorations).
  • With a mixer at medium speed, beat the ingredients until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly flour work surface and rolling pin. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. With cookie cutters, cut out shapes (gingerbread men, trees, wreaths, etc.)
  • Bake for 8 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
  • Decorate any way you like!

Notes and Suggestions
You can keep them plain and simple or you can decorate with icing, gumdrops, licorice, candies or sprinkles!

Nutritional Facts
1 Serving: Calories 119; Fat 5g (34.6% calories from fat); Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 18g; Dietary Fiber trace; Cholesterol 7mg; Sodium 97mg.
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