Gingerbread Boys

Gingerbread Boys Recipe

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Sharon Colyer


I found this recipe at All Recipes. It sounds like a fun recipe, that kids could help with for Christmas.

Chill time not included in prep time.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 60 cookies
1 Hr
40 Min


  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    white or brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large
    egg (not extra large)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark corn syrup or substitute molasses (more traditional)
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger (more, if you like)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Gingerbread Boys


  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg, and mix well. Mix in orange zest (if using), and corn syrup or molasses. Add, remaining ingredients, mixing, until well combined.
  2. Chill dough, several hours to overnight.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven, to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets. Let refrigerated dough, sit on counter for a few minutes; then, on a lightly floured surface, roll out 1/4 or 1/3 size clumps, after kneading it slightly. Keep the dough that isn't being used yet, in the refrigerator.
  4. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, using cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart, on prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Bake cookie dough 10-12 minutes, until cookies are firm and lightly toasted on edges. Makes 5 dozen or 60 cookies.

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About Gingerbread Boys

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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