Gingerbread Men Cookies


Gingerbread cookies are a classic Christmas cookie! Making gingerbread men are a tasty treat and can be a fun activity to do with kids. You can even bake them into ornaments for your tree!



  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract



Step 1

Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt in large bowl.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Press dough into a thick, flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 5

Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with a 5-inch cookie cutter. Place gingerbread men 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Step 6

Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 1 to 2 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Step 7

Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.



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