Gingerbread Man Cookies
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE MOLASSES?
There are a few different ways to substitute molasses if you do not have it on hand. You can use an equal amount of dark corn syrup, honey or maple syrup. While this will slightly change the taste slightly, you can still make these cookies without molasses. The richness gives it a deeper flavor and color, so don’t be surprised if they aren’t as rich.
WHERE CAN I FIND A GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIE CUTTER?
You can find a gingerbread man cookie cutter online at places like Amazon. You can also find it at craft stores that have a cake decorating section or in the holiday aisles at stores like Walmart. Remember, while a gingerbread man cookie, of course, would traditionally look like this, you can use any shape cutter. The cookies will be fantastic no matter what shape they are cut into!
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:
- Unsalted sweet cream butter
- Ground ginger
- Ground nutmeg
- Cream of tarter
- Powder sugar
- Wilton Holly Decorations
HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIES
Preheat the oven to 350 and then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIES
- 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/4 C cold water
- 1/2 C molasses
- 3 1/2 C flour
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
- 3 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip
- Jar of wilton Holly Decorations
Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, and molasses and egg
Add in the water and mix until combined
In a large bowl, combine the flour, and the spices
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet
Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness
Using your favorite gingerbread cookie cutter, cut out your shapes
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
Allow to cool completely
Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
Scoop icing into the piping bag
Decorate your cookies how ever you want.
Allow icing to dry for a hour before enjoying!