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Gingerbread Boys Recipe

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.”

Cream together:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

Add:

  • 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

Slowly add:

  • 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.

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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.

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4 Responses

  1. They look so cute. Am sure they must be tasty.. You dressed them up so nicely. Will try them for my kid.

  2. […] Mini gingies – a big little tradition at our house that starts at the beginning of September and lasts until the end of December. I’ve been know to listen to Christmas music from August through the end of December too. I have a little affinity for Christmas. I can’t help it. […]

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  4. […] Mini gingies – a big little tradition at our house that starts at the beginning of September and lasts until the end of December. I’ve been know to listen to Christmas music from August through the end of December too. I have a little affinity for Christmas. I can’t help it. […]

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