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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12 Cookies of Christmas: Day 9

My mom has been asking me for weeks to make gingerbread men and I don't know what's taken me so long.  They're such staples of Christmas so it's about time I made them.  I used Paula Deen's recipe but tweaked it just a little.

Gingerbread Men

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 stick butter, softened
2 eggs
1/3 cup molasses
3 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar
Add in eggs and molasses
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour, or until firm
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Unwrap dough and break into smaller sections, about 1/2 cup, to roll out
Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness
Cut out cookies with cookie cutter
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Bake for 10 minutes
Transfer to wire rack to cool

Missed out on the other 12 Cookies of Christmas? Check them out here!
Day 4: Appledoodle
Day 6: Grinch Cookie

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