Classic Gingerbread Men

Classic Gingerbread Men
This molasses-and-spice cutout cookie recipe is a definite kid-favorite during the holiday season.
Prep 15 m
Chill 120 m
Bake 11 m



  1. 1 of 3 Beat butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, ginger, pepper and cinnamon in another bowl. Stir into butter mixture. Divide dough into 2 halves. Wrap; chill 2 hours.
  2. 2 of 3 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll half of dough on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with a 3-inch cutter; transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Reroll scraps; cut. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. 3 of 3 Bake at 350 degrees F for 11 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Decorate with Royal Icing; do not thin with extra water.
Nutrition Information for Classic Gingerbread Men
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 2 g Fat, total, 1 g sat. fat, 13 g carb., 77 kcal cal.