Gingerbread Men
 
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A classic crispy gingerbread cookie with royal icing.
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • COOKIE:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 tsp. ginger
  • 1½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 5½ - 6 cups flour
  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • juice of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Melt butter, and combine butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add eggs and molasses, mix well.
  3. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir to get and even mixture. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Wrap dough tightly in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
  5. Roll chilled dough onto a floured surface to ¼" thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-15 minutes.
  7. For icing, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add sugar and lemon juice and stir until combined. Adjust consistency by adding more sugar to thicken, or more lemon juice to thin.
  8. Place icing in pastry bag or plastic baggie with corner cut, and pipe icing onto cookies.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2011/11/23/gingerbread-men/