GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIES
I made them for a cookie exchange and everyone loved them!
I like this recipe because it uses brown sugar instead of white sugar and using the baking powder makes them puffier.
I got this recipe from food.com
- 3 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp
- baking powder
- 3/4 tsp
- baking soda
- 1/4 tsp
- 2 1/2 tsp
- ground ginger (the origional recipe calls for 1 tablespoon)
- 1 3/4 tsp
- ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp
- ground cloves
- 6 Tbsp
- 3/4 c
- dark brown sugar (i used light brown sugar at the time, didn't have the dark on hand)
- 1/2 c
- 2 tsp
gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended and smooth.
the dough will be kind of like pie dough. pebbly like.
squish it together.
grease OR line cookie sheet with parchment paper
place 1 portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface. I kneed the dough like bread a few times. this makes the dough smoother when you roll it out.
roll dough to 1/4 inch
cut out cookies with desired cutter.
space cookies 1 1/2 inches apart
remove from oven and allow to stand until cookies are firm enought to move to wire rack
decorate with icing
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tblsp milk or light cream