Monday, December 10, 2012

Recipe ~ Gingerbread Man Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Original Recipe found HERE

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Servings: 24
"These Gingerbread Men Cookies are as cute as can be. 
If desired, decorate with raisins, currants or cinnamon red hot candies 
for eyes and buttons. Or, pipe untinted or colored icing onto cookies."
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, Ground
1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract 
  1. Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and 
    salt in large bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and brown 
    sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium 
    speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla;
    mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until 
    well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in 
    plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch 
    thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread 
    men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on 
    ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and 
    just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. 
    Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled 
    cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to5 days. 

    1 Cup Powdered Sugar
    1/3 cup Milk
    "A Titch" (acc. to Lil Sis!) Almond Extract

    Blend and then pipe or spread on with a knife.

Beware...They may try to run away!

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