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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

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Introduction

Gingerbread men are the perfect Christmas cookie. They’re light and airy, making them great for gifting or just eating yourself. They’re also delicious with a bit of icing on top!

Gingerbread Men Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tbsp ground allspice
  • 3/4 tbsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)

1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla until smooth. Add egg and flour alternately to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in remaining ingredients by hand just until moistened (batter will be thick). Cover and chill 30 minutes before using to make molds or shapes with cookie cutters; these cookies do not spread much when baked because of their high fat content!

2/3 cup honey

Honey is a natural sweetener that has been used for centuries. It can be found in many different forms, including raw honey, pasteurized honey and even certain varieties of liquid or powdered honey. All types of honey have a low glycemic index; meaning they don’t raise blood sugar levels as quickly as other sugars.

Honey has also been shown to contain antioxidants and vitamins, making it an excellent choice if you’re trying to eat healthy while baking at home!

The main drawback of using honey in baking is its shelf life: once opened it will only keep fresh for about 6 months before spoiling completely—so try not to waste any by keeping your jars closed tightly when not in use!

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

Brown sugar is a type of sugar made from both the juice and the molasses of sugar cane or sugar beet. It has a rich, caramel flavor that’s perfect for baking cookies, cakes and other treats. Brown sugar can be used in baked goods or as a topping on ice cream!

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 egg

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon water

Water is a tasteless and odorless liquid that occurs in nature as part of the vapor state. It’s also one of the three states of matter, alongside solids and gases. In fact, if you were to look at water without any other molecules around it—like if you were in an empty room with no air or anything else—it would appear as nothing but clear blue liquid. When heated up to boiling point (212°F), however, water changes into steam and becomes invisible until it condenses back into liquid again when cooled off below 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 C).

Water is needed by all living things because they need oxygen-rich blood cells called hemoglobin (Hb) for transport throughout their bodies; this means that our bodies can only function properly if there are enough Hb circulating through them constantly! Hemoglobin carries oxygen atoms from inhaled atmospheric gasses into our lungs where they enter cells where they convert carbon dioxide into energy via photosynthesis which helps us survive longer than just eating food alone would allow us too.”

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Allspice is a spice used in baking and traditionally used in gingerbread cookies. It’s a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove that gives these cookies their signature flavor.

3 cups all-purpose flour

Flour is a staple in the kitchen, and it’s used to make baked goods like cookies. All-purpose flour is a good choice for most baking recipes because it has a low amount of protein (which means less gluten) and absorbs more liquids than other types of flour.

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 sticks butter or margarine (8 oz each), softened to room temperature

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking soda

Baking soda is a chemical leavener, which means it helps your baked goods rise. It’s also known as an alkali and has the highest pH level of any natural ingredient found in food (3 to 4).

Baking soda is an ingredient in gingerbread men cookies because it helps create air pockets when mixed with other ingredients like flour and eggs.

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that’s commonly used in many recipes and is often substituted for nutmeg. If you don’t have any ground cinnamon, you can always add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to your cookie dough!

Cinnamon has many health benefits, including reducing blood sugar levels and improving digestion. It’s also good for the skin—just rub some on your face after washing it (you won’t smell like pumpkin pie).

1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

  • You can add salt to your cookie dough before or after baking. If you add it before baking, the salt will be sprinkled on top of the cookies and not mixed into the dough. If you add it after baking, then all of the cookies will have some salt in them—but only because that’s how I made mine!
  • We’re using a lot of spices here: cinnamon, ginger root (or ground ginger), cloves, nutmeg and cardamom. These ingredients are so delicious together that I think they make up for any lack of sweetness in this recipe!

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients except for the eggs and vanilla extract (which you’ll add later). Whisk together until no lumps remain; set aside while you prepare the cookie dough!
  • Add baking powder, salt and cinnamon to mixture in step 4 above; stir well until combined before adding butter—this will help prevent clumping as we go along! 5 . Add melted butter slowly over 45 seconds or so until everything is fully incorporated but not browned yet–do not let this brown too much or else it won’t taste good anymore when baked later on…

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, honey and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and water. Combine the flour, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough into four portions; flatten each into a disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. For icing, combine confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. Add more milk if necessary to achieve desired consistency. Ice cookies as desired; decorate with raisins or currants if desired. Yield: about 5 dozen (1-1/2-inch) cookies.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it. You now know how to make Gingerbread Men Cookies! We know that this may seem like an odd thing to do, but trust us on this—it is worth the effort. These cookies are so delicious and full of holiday cheer that they’ll make your day just a little bit better.

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