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Gingerbread Man Cookies with Decorative Icing

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 - 10 minutes
  • Servings: 36 cookies
  • Course: Dessert

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIP: Treat a family on your gift list to a batch of Gingerbread Cookies, prebaked and ready to decorate. Wrap stacks of the plain cookies and tie with ribbons. Place these cookies in a basket with tubes of decorator icing. Also add packages of mini candies for eyes, nose, mouth and buttons, if desired.

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  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Decorating icing 


Step 1

COMBINE flour, baking soda, ginger, allspice and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Step 2

BEAT butter and brown sugar in a large bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in molasses, egg and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Set mixer to low speed and gradually add in flour mixture until completely blended. Divide dough into three equal portions; wrap each in a sheet of Reynolds Parchment Paper. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chilled and firm enough to handle easily.

Step 3

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

Step 4

ROLL one portion of dough between to two sheets of lightly floured parchment paper.

Step 5

CUT dough into shapes using 3- to 4-inch gingerbread cookie cutters. Place shapes 2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets.

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