By Mimi in Maine on February 15, 2007
Photo by Mimi in Maine
Photo by Mimi in Maine
"I have made these since I was in high school (a long time ago). I found the recipe in a magazine, maybe Better Homes and Gardens, and tried them. They were so good. They still are. My family loves Gingerbread Men. If you don't roll these too thin and if you don't overbake them, they will be soft and wonderful. They have good flavor. One hint on the cutter--choose one that has sort of fat arms and legs and not one with spindly extremities because they will get crispy before the body is done. I like soft "gingies". Another cutter that I use is a teddy bear. Then I call them "Ginger Bears"."
Serving Size: 1 (1467 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Nice and soft -- we used butterscotch chips for buttons. I liked them even better the next day."
"These turned out SO cute...and more importantly they tasted great. I ended up refrigerating the dough overnight because of time constraints and was a little worried that it would be too dry and hard, but after a few minutes out of the fridge it rolled out well. Thanks"
"Delicious! Keep forever too--if you don't gobble them all up. Just the right texture and crispness level. Thanks for posting!"
"Wow, these cookies are amazing and they stayed soft. I frosted these with 1 cup confectioners sugar with a bit of hot water (maybe 1 tbsp) and 1/4 tsp. vanilla added. All of my coworkers loved them and I made them vegan by using 1/4 cup applesauce instead of the egg, decorated with chocolate chips, dried cranberries and raisins. I also made these with 1/2 cup molasses and 1/2 cup golden syrup instead of 1 cup molasses. I cooked mine about 7 minutes at 375 degrees F and they were perfect. Thanks for sharing this recipe they were yummy!!!! :)"
"mimi in Maine...I made these for a bake sale this weekend. My house smelled wonderful all day. I used a smaller man cookie cutter and a flower shaped cutter. My oven cooks high so I had to reduce the temp to about 330 and cooked for about 7 minutes, again that is my oven's problem. The dough was wonderful to work with, I chilled it for close to 3 hours. I had no problems rolling it or rerolling it. I problably have close to 5 dozen cookies to sell tomorrow. Thank you, its definately a keeper in my books..my daughter has requested them for her Christmas party already."