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Best Gingerbread Men

Best Gingerbread Men created by Gingita

These are the best gingerbread men I've ever made, and they are easy to roll and cut out (and I hate making cut-out cookies!) We like to use decorating candies prior to baking.

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  • Cream margarine and sugar together. Add egg and mix. Add molasses and spice and stir well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture a bit at a time. Stir after each addition.
  • Turn dough onto floured surface and knead a couple of times to make sure it is well mixed.
  • Divide dough in half, wrap half in plastic wrap and set aside (I put in the refrigerator).
  • Roll out half the dough on floured surface with floured rolling pin to about 1/4-inch thickness.Cut with floured gingerbread man cutter.
  • Place 1/2-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Decorate with candies now or wait until cookies are cool and decorate with frosting.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.
  • Remove cookies to wire rack to cool.
  • Store cookies tightly covered for up to 2 weeks.
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"These are the best gingerbread men I've ever made, and they are easy to roll and cut out (and I hate making cut-out cookies!) We like to use decorating candies prior to baking."
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  1. Gingita
    Best Gingerbread Men Created by Gingita
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  2. Gingita
    I wasn't impressed. I guess the main reason we didn't like them was that they didn't taste like gingerbread men. They weren't spicy enough. If I try this recipe again then I'll be adding more spices, but I will probably just use another recipe instead.
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  3. Chrissy Sweettooth
    They truly are the best gingerbread men! My mom asks me for them year-round - and I'm not kidding about that!
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  4. Snickle Baby
    It took a bit to get the dough to combine, but once it had it was very easy to use with the Gingerbread man cutter. I put in more Ginger because i wanted them to be a bit more spicey, but they are really good. Thanks for the recipe! Happy Holidays!
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  5. HisPixie
    Best Gingerbread Men Created by HisPixie
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