Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

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

YIELDS

24 (5-inch) cookies

INGREDIENTS

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

QUICK TIP

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.