Gingerbread Boy Cookies

Gingerbread Boy Cookies

"Mom always used the same round-headed cookie cutter to make her boys. They always came out of the oven soft and chewy with plenty of traditional molasses-ginger flavor. --Donna Sasser Hinds, Milwaukie, Oregon"
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1 h 10 m servings
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  1. In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, molasses and vinegar; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm. Stir in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; stir into molasses mixture to form a soft dough.
  2. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks.

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I love this recipe. It's perfect; easy to make, short amount of prep. time, and it uses no shortening! My only recommendations about it deals with the whole egg adding process. Even with the mix...

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These cookies were just OK to me. They were soft, very soft which is the ONLY way I like cookies. I feel like there is something missing in the taste... definitely not a traditional gingerbread ...

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I love this recipe. It's perfect; easy to make, short amount of prep. time, and it uses no shortening! My only recommendations about it deals with the whole egg adding process. Even with the mix...

Yummy! At first the dough seemed too much like batter, so I added about 1/3 C flour and it was perfect. After chilling for a couple hours as the recipe stated, the dough was very easy to work ...

This is a great recipe. So easy and the cookies turned out great! They are soft, yet firm. And they have a wonderful gingerbread taste. I can't seem to stop eating them! Try this recipe- it...

This is a great gingerbread cookie recipe! It tastes great, it's easy to make, and gingerbread men are just so adorable! I really don't even like gingerbread but I just made these because I know...

This recipe is perfect. Made exactly as written, except I used 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon and ginger. I froze the dough for an hour. This rolled, cut, and baked beautiful...

These were really good. I took some advice from some other reviews and doubled the ginger and cinnamon. I did burn like half of them :(...be sure you watch them very closely. Mine cooked fast...

My mother, now in her 80's, used this recipe when I was growing up. She just lost it this year and I was delighted to find it here. This is an excellent recipe if you want to send cookies in th...

These cookies were really good! They weren't too difficult to make, and they were moist and delicious. The flavor was just perfect.

This recipe turned out perfect. The dough was very easy to handle and rolled out perfectly. This is the only dough I've ever made that wasn't sticky at all. Thank you so much for the post. O...

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