Gingerbread People Cookies

Recipe by justcallmetoni
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
  • Combine the flour and next 7 ingredients (flour through cloves) in a bowl, and set aside.
  • Combine granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer 5 minutes.
  • Add molasses and egg white; beat well.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended.
  • Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Chill 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Working with 1 half of dough at a time (keep remaining half chilled until ready to use), roll the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a heavily floured surface; cut with a 2 1/2-inch boy or girl cookie cutter.
  • Place gingerbread cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  • Arrange currants on cookies as buttons.
  • Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.
  • Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small bowl.
  • Spoon into a decorating bag or a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag with a tiny hole snipped in 1 corner of bag, and decorate as desired.