{Creative Mamas Blog Hop} The Best Gingerbread Cookie Men EVER

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So I made the best ever Gingerbread Cookies for Thanksgiving! They turned out so good that my parents hid the leftover cookies afterward, hoping I would forget

I was LUCKY. I used the first recipe I googled that looked halfway decent I was going blind, lol. And the gingerbread men ended up being the best Ive ever tasted! So on with the recipe, from McCormick McCormick Gingerbread Men Cookies.

Step 1: This is very important don your favorite cute apron! It makes baking so much more fun!

2. Get the following ingredients together:

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons
Ginger, Ground
1 teaspoon
Cinnamon, Ground
1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon
Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1 egg

Got em? Good! I actually didnt use McCormick for any of the spices, lol. I generally buy the least expensive and it still turned out great!

3. Mix the first six ingredients together in a bowl flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.

4. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and the sugar medium speed until light and fluffy. Mmm you know you have to take a taste at this point. 😉

5. Add molasses and egg, mix well.

6. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed.

7. Shape dough into a flat disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for four hours or overnight.

*Twiddle your thumbs, write a blog post, chase your children around*

8. When youre ready to start making cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees!

9. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured surface and cut out dough into gingerbread men cookies.

10. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes (mine were perfect at 7 minutes) on ungreased cookie sheet.

Decorating Time!

Make yourself some quick and easy frosting with powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla just add until it tastes good and has a good thickness for decorating. I spoon mine into resealable bags, cut a tiny hole in a corner, and squeeze the frosting out that way. It works really well! Just check out my lovely people

I had a bag of red frosting, but after decorating one cookie decided it just didnt look right.

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