Gingerbread Men


3 cups Always Save All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Always Save Baking Soda
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Always Save Salt
¾ cup Always Save Butter, softened
¾ cup Always Save Brown Sugar, firmly packed
½ cup molasses
1 egg
1 teaspoon Always Save Imitation Vanilla Extract
Always Save Plastic Wrap

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Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Dry ingredients added together

In another large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then, add in the molasses, egg, and vanilla and mix well.

Butter and brown sugar about to be mixed
Wet ingredients being combined

Gradually add the flour mixture into the second large bowl on low speed until all ingredients are well combined.

Slowly adding the dry ingredients

Roll out about 2 feet of plastic wrap and lay the dough in the middle. Then, press the dough into a thick, flat disk. Wrap the dough tightly in the plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 4 hours or overnight.

Letting the dough rest

Once the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness.

Rolled out dough

Using a 5-inch cookie cutter, cut the dough into gingerbread man shapes. Place the gingerbread men 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Cutting out the Gingerbread Men

Bake the gingerbread men for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are set and just begin to brown.

Gingerbread Men baking

Allow the cookie to cool on baking sheets for 1-2 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cookies cooling on wire rack

Decorate the cooled cookies as desired.

*Pro-Tip: Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days. This keeps them from running away!

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