Yay! Its finally December! Well, to start off my Christmas baking, I decided to make Gingerbread Men! They are soo delish and super cute! This recipe is also my own original recipe so you can't find it anywhere but here. Now, I just had to make Gentlemen Gingerbrad Cookies so two of them have mustaches and one has a bowtie. I also made a girl that has curly hair and pink, sparkly boots. I mean the best part of making Gingerbread Men cookies is decrating them! So yesterday, I bought a Gingerbread cookie cutter and its like super adorable. I got to decorate my Christmas Tree today and I have already visited Christmas Town in Busch Gardens. I just love Christmas time and I even made a list (when I was in school) of things that I should try to bake. Well, enjoy the recipe!:
“I am entering this Gingerbread Men Cookies in the Creative Holiday Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups!“
Yield- 6-7 cookies
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 3/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of molassas
3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons of milk (I used 1% milk)
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of butter, softened
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
|1. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar together. |
2. Then, add in the molassas and dry ingredients. Mix the dough untill it is sticky and soft but holds together.
|3. On a lightly floured surface, knead and roll the dough into a circle that is at least 1/4 inch thick.|
4. Cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for 20-30 mimutes.
9. After the cookies have finished baking, place them on a cooling rack and let them cool for 10-20 minutes.
10.Buttercream Frosting- In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix together the frosting untill it is thick and creamy.
|11. Pipe the frosting onto the gingerbread cookies (you can decorate it with sprinkles too!)|
12. Enjoy the cookies!!