When the cookies are done, they will look dry, but still be soft to the touch. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. When cool, the cookies can be frosted with the icing of your choice.
Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown.
I haven't actually made this recipe, but just a decorating suggestion I use when I do make gingerbread cookies. I turn the gingerbread men upside down and make reindeer (legs and arms are the antlers and the reindeer face on the head with a red dot for Rudolph's nose).
When using a pastry bag, practice your decorating skills before you ice the cookies. Just do a few trial runs to get the feel of the icing and the bag, piping the icing onto aluminum foil or wax ...
Gingerbread cookies are a holiday staple, but you can make them anytime you want a tasty, spicy treat. Decorating the cookies is fun activity for the whole family. You can even make a party out of it, and invite friends and family members over to help.
Gingerbread is the scent of the season. This richly spiced cookie, teeming with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon, perfumes your house from the moment you begin mixing the dough to the first tray that’s pulled out of the oven.
To make gingerbread men cookies, start by mixing salt, baking soda, flour, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Then, in a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar, water, molasses, and vanilla. When you're finished mixing the wet ingredients, gradually stir in the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
No cookie says Christmas more than a gingerbread man cookie, right? They’re fun to make, fun to decorate, and even more fun to eat. Years ago when I first started experimenting with gingerbread men recipes, I made one truly terrible batch from a recipe in my favorite 1974 edition of the Joy of Cooking.
Transfer the cookies to ungreased cookie sheets (or, if you've rolled right onto the parchment, remove the dough scraps between the cookies). Bake the cookies just until they're slightly brown around the edges 8 to 12 minutes, or until they feel firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for several minutes, or until they're set.
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