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Giant Decorated Gingerbread Man Cookie

Giant Decorated Gingerbread Man Cookie

  • Cook Time: 15 - 20 minutes
  • Course: Dessert

This holiday season, instead of making a whole family of gingerbread men, why not make one giant cookie that the whole family can share? Just grab some pumpkin pie spice, frosting and some M&M's and you can get everyone together to decorate and enjoy your gingerbread man together.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 3 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies for the Holidays

Directions

Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

Step 2

COMBINE sugar and molasses in a large saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring sugar and molasses to a boil.

Step 3

REMOVE from heat and add baking soda. Add shortening to mixture, stirring until melted. Stir in egg; add flour, spice and salt.

Step 4

TRANSFER to a work surface and knead the dough until smooth. Divide the dough into two pieces.

Step 5

ROLL one piece of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on Reynolds® Parchment Paper. Cut out the cookie shape using a paring knife. Remove the scraps, leaving the cookie on the sheet of Reynolds® Parchment Paper.

Step 6

SLIDE the parchment paper with cookie onto a cookie sheet.

Step 7

BAKE 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.

Step 8

MAKE a second cookie with the remaining dough and scraps. Repeat rolling, cutting and baking process. Cool cookies completely before decorating.

Step 9

SPOON frosting into a resealable plastic bag; snip a corner and pipe an outline on each cookie, or use the frosting to attach M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies for the Holidays.

Step 10

MARS BRIGHT IDEAS TIP: For smaller gingerbread cookies, decorate with M&M'S® Brand MINIS®.

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