You will love these gingerbread men because they have the perfect flavor – not too gingery, not too sweet, just right! You don’t want your gingerbread to be too super sweet so that you can add lots of frosting and candies to satisfy your sweet tooth!
This time of year brings so many memories and traditions. I can always remember decorating Christmas cookies with my family and even making gingerbread houses! Make sure you make time to create special memories with your family and friends this Christmas season.
Gingerbread men are so much fun to decorate with your children or a group of friends! My Life Group girls came over to my house Monday night and we decorated them together while we chatted and ate delicious snacks! We had lots of fun and throwing a gingerbread decorating party is super simple!
You can let your creative side out with these! Some of the girls got really artistic – making overalls on the men and cute little jumper dresses on the girls! We even used marshmallows as little gloves or shoes! No two gingerbread cookies looked anything alike!
You may find that it is best to make your cookies the day before. This saves time and ensures that they will be completely cooled and ready to decorate!
I used these toppings (you can go with whatever you like!):
- Red and Green M&Ms
- Red and Green Sugar
- Christmas Sprinkles
- Mini Marshmallows
- Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Chewy Sweetarts
- 2 cans of Vanilla Frosting (I colored some of this with red and green food coloring)
These gingerbread cookies are so soft and delicious paired with yummy vanilla frosting and candy! Have some fun decorating with your family or friends and send us your pictures! J
Here is the recipe:
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
¼ cup hot water
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 cup molasses
5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon allspice
pinch of salt
parchment or wax paper
cookie cutter (I used a gingerbread boy and girl)
frosting and candies, to decorate!
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