ABC* Gingerbread Men (*Already been chewed)
My Brother Ryan has these fantastic ABC (Already been chewed) Gingerbread Men cookie cutters and I was lucky enough to get my hands on them for a few days. He suggested Anna Olson’s recipe for rolled gingerbread and they turned out so adorable and so yummy!
I created an entire army of them!
Gingerbread recipe from Anna Olson
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening or unsalted butter at room temperature (I used butter)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup grated fresh ginger (I substituted about 2 tbsp ground ginger)
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy and beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in molasses until evenly blended. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and add to molasses mixture, stirring just until dough comes together. Shape dough into 2 discs and chill for at least 2 hours before rolling.
Preheat oven to 375 °F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 disc to just over 1/8-inch thick. Cut out desired shapes and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 6 to 8 minutes until edges are firm to touch.
Let cookies cool before decorating. with Royal Icing.