What would the holidays be without gingerbread boys? Sugar, spice and everything nice… we could all use a little more of these things in our lives. Start celebrating today with these cookies which win in the category of “Most likely to make someone smile.”
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons cloves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 3 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll out gingery goodness onto a floured surface to about 1/4th of an inch thick.
Swoosh cookie cutter in flour for easy release from dough each time you cut out a gingerbread boy.
Everyone alike yet everyone unique.
In line for the oven. Bake for about 8 minutes. Allow gingerbread boys to cool completely. Decorate with simple powdered sugar frosting: Add up to 10 tablespoons of water (depending on how thick you’d like it to be) to about 2 cups of powdered sugar. Stir well and pipe with a decorating bag onto gingerbread boys. Allow to dry overnight or for several hours before plating or wrapping.
Happy, spicy cookies.
Little miniatures make a big impression at dinner parties.
May your holiday season be filled opportunities to quite literally spread smiles to everyone you love.