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Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup margarine softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat margarine and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, oil and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men or other shapes. Place 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.