#58 Gingerbread Men 2011

It seems like for the past 5 years I have been on the search for the perfect Gingerbread men recipe. The first year that my friend and I made Gingerbread men it was hardly a gingerbread cookie, but more of a sugar cookie with some spices thrown in – and it was amazing. Neither of us really had the palate for gingerbread frankly, it was just too strong. Over the years, we have tried new recipes and havent been huge fans, until this year.

I think it was a may have been that my tastes changed to now enjoy deep, strong flavored foods (like my new affinity for dark chocolate which I could never get myself to like before) but this year these were full on Gingerbread cookies, and I really liked them!


Oh no! Not my arm!!

Mom trying the Gingerbread Men

I got into the spirit this year with personalization of the packaging for the food that I made. I put a label on the lid of my Caramel Sauce, and figured I should keep it up with my Gingerbread Men too. Normally we just put them in little baggies and tie it with a string. This year I got crafty and made my own bag toppers! I think they turned out absolutely amazing 🙂

Kitchen demolished!

I hope you all have an amazing Christmas & Hanukkah with your families. Love you all




  1. Maria says:

    Couple of questions:
    How many cookies does this recipe make?
    Is the butter supposed to be cold or room temp?
    When we roll out the dough, what is the thickness we’re looking for?


    • Madeline says:

      Looks like I forgot to include a few things! I’m sorry!

      The recipe should make about 30ish gingerbread men, depending on how big your cookie cutter is.
      I doubled the recipe and got about 70 cookies using a 3 1/2 inch tall gingerbread man cookie cutter.

      Definitely slightly softened butter. It just makes it easier for the ingredients to blend together. I suggest cutting it into 12 pieces and then letting it sit out on the counter for about 15 minutes.

      Roll the dough out to about a 1/4 of an inch. The thinner it is, the more crunchy it will be and less chewy.

      Hope that helps! 🙂 Good luck!

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