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These gingerbread man cookies have a very slight crisp around the edges, with a soft and chewy texture inside. Try these yummy spiced cookies, full of the pleasant warm scent from the molasses and brown sugar!
Gingerbread cookies seemed like a must-bake during Christmas time, isn’t it?
I love the warm scent coming from the spices and the molasses while the cookies are baking!
How Do These Gingerbread Man Cookies Taste Like?
These cookies have a very slight crisp around the edges, with a super soft and chewy inside!
You just have to try these cookies yourself to find out how delicious they are!
If you don’t fancy much of the spices, you can reduce the amount of ground cinnamon. I’ve also reduced the ground ginger in this recipe as we prefer less spiciness from the ginger 🙂
What Ingredients Do I Need?
Here are some of the main ingredients needed:
- Unsalted Butter: We will need slightly softened butter for this recipe, to beat together with sugar and molasses
- Brown Sugar: You can use dark or light brown sugar. I’ve used light brown sugar here.
- Unsulphured Molasses: Do not use the blackstrap ones.
- Vanilla Extract: Try to use a good quality vanilla extract if you can!
- Plain Flour
- Baking Soda
- Spices: We will be using ground ginger, ground cinnamon, allspice or nutmeg.
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Making The Gingerbread Cookies In Advance
The cookie dough will be very soft. So, before baking, chill the dough in the refrigerator:
- For at last 3 hours, or
- preferably overnight
You can also keep the cookie dough in the fridge for about 3 days.
If you would be baking only after 3 days, make the dough in advance and freeze it (up to 3 months). Let the dough thaw overnight in the fridge before baking.
Is The Dough Difficult To Handle?
While the dough is soft, it is not sticky, so that’s great! You won’t get sticky bits of dough stuck to your hands while rolling and cutting.
You will just need to generously dust your working surface with flour while rolling out the dough. Take note to not roll the dough too thin, as it will be difficult to move the (soft) dough to the baking tray. The dough should be rolled to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
Finishing Touch For The Cookies
I left the cookies plain like these, but you can certainly add some Christmas fun by decorating the cookies with royal icing, M&Ms or melted chocolate.