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


  • 1Cream 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.
  • 2Chill dough, several hours to overnight.
  • 3When 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.
  • 4Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, using cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart, on prepared cookie sheets.
  • 5Bake 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