Gingerbread Men Ingredients
- 3/4 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Brown 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 Ingredients
- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- food coloring
Gingerbread Men Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and molasses. Stir together remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Gradually add to sugar mixture until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.
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 sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on rack. Decorate with sugar icing as desired.
Makes about 24 (5-inch) cookies.
Sugar Icing Instructions
Combine sugar and milk. Add food coloring as desired.
To make Cookie Ornaments, bake cookies as directed. Just after the cookies are baked, 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.