Best Gingerbread Men

Recipe by HisPixie
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 24 cookies




  • 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.