Gingerbread Men Cookies

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 40 min.
Ready in
Calories:
483
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 cookie contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie483 kcal(23 %)
Protein7.85 g(8 %)
Fat13.36 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates82.65 g(55 %)
Sugar added35.6 g(142 %)
Roughage0.14 g(0 %)
Vitamin A138.99 mg(17,374 %)
Vitamin D0.53 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E1.74 mg(15 %)
Vitamin B₁0.47 mg(47 %)
Vitamin B₂0.37 mg(34 %)
Niacin4.91 mg(41 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate119.21 μg(40 %)
Pantothenic acid0.38 mg(6 %)
Biotin0.64 μg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.35 μg(12 %)
Vitamin C0.01 mg(0 %)
Potassium237.53 mg(6 %)
Calcium50.77 mg(5 %)
Magnesium39.7 mg(13 %)
Iron3.36 mg(22 %)
Iodine15.59 μg(8 %)
Zinc0.48 mg(6 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.66 g
Cholesterol75.22 mg

Ingredients

for
24
For Gingerbread Cookies
½ cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
¾ cup packed, dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
¼ cup Molasses
3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for work surface)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon freshly ground Nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
For Icing and Decorations
1 cup powdered sugar (sifted)
1 tablespoon milk
Chocolate pearl (to decorate)
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Preparation steps

1.
For Gingerbread Cookies:
2.
Using an electric mixer set on low speed, cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and molasses and mix until incorporated. Sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
3.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until firm.
4.
Preheat oven to 350º F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
5.
Allow dough to sit at room temperature until pliable, about 15 minutes. Take about 1/2 cup of dough at a time and roll out onto a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/8-inch. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters. Re-roll the scrap pieces and use to make clothing, stars or hair, etc. Transfer the cookies to the prepared cookie sheets, using a spatula.
6.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until just brown around the edges. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
7.
For Icing and Decorations:
8.
Combine confectioners' sugar, and milk. Spoon icing into a pastry bag, fitted with a very small tip, pipe designs on cookies. Decorate as desired with chocolate pearls. Serve.