Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Make these little guys part of your holiday celebration with custom candy toppings and our smooth sugar icing recipe.


24 (5-inch) cookies


Gingerbread Men

  • 3/4 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Brown Raw Cane Sugar , firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

Sugar Icing

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • food coloring


Gingerbread Men

In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and molasses.

In a separate medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Gradually add to sugar mixture until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.

On well-floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on rack. 

Sugar Icing

Combine sugar and milk. Add food coloring and decorate as desired.


To make Cookie Ornaments, bake cookies as directed. While cookies are still warm, use a small straw or a paring knife to create a hole at the top of the cookie. Leave 1/2-inch space from the top of the cookie. It is important to cut out holes while the cookies are still warm.

Decorate as desired. Once dry, thread a thin ribbon through the hole to hang as an ornament.