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Easy Gingerbread Men Cookies

This recipe doesnt use any molasses or complicated ingredients. It's quick, easy, tasty, and rolls out nicely and is easy to handle (it's very forgiving so its kid friendly if not rolled too thinly). It doesnt spread when baked, as you can see from my pic the edges are still sharp (http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2190524). I got the recipe from AllRecipes, but have tried it myself and its wonderful! Not too gingery (like that burny ginger flavour), and nice and chewy! Recipe yeilds about 1-2 dozen, depending on cookie size. PS: I dont think I'd make a Gingerbread House with it, cos its still soft after being baked (doesnt bake hard).

Ingredients

  • * 1 (3.5 ounce) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix (unmixed) * 1/2 cup butter * 1/2 cup packed brown sugar * 1 egg * 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, cream together the dry butterscotch pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; stir into the pudding mixture. Cover, and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. On a floured board, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into man shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. 3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks.

Comments (3)

Thanks so much for posting! I'm going to definitely give this recipe a try!
Only a pleasure, please PM me a link to the pics when you're done :) - Tails (I dont know why it posts my posts under a different name, I'm NOT my2princesses!)
Thank you for this recipe.  I have never made gingerbread before so didn't know what to expect.  Followed the recipe exactly except for the pudding.  I used instant vanilla pudding because that was all I had and it tasted really good!  The dough was easy to handle and cut very easily.  I live in Hawaii so sometimes the humidity will make the dough too soft but I had it in the frig overnight and that seemed to work, especially since the gingerbread men are so big, mine was about 4" long, the cutting went really quickly.  The next batch I made, I decided I could use more of a ginger taste and used finely grated fresh ginger instead.  Still a nice taste.
I made a 3rd batch with my grandchildren and we lost count of the amount of flour we put in and the dough turned our crumbly.  I added some liquid until the dough came together and this didn't spoil the recipe at all.  I think this is a great recipe!  So fool-proof.  The center is soft and has a nice chew to it and the edges are crispy.  The taste is great!  The grandkids liked the taste too.
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