Recipe by McCormick
"These Gingerbread Men Cookies are as cute as can be. If desired, decorate with raisins, currants or cinnamon red hot candies for eyes and buttons."
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McCormick® Ground Ginger
McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
firmly packed brown sugar
McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Made these for the Thanksgiving get together with family and everyone loved it. Followed recipe exactly, except not necessarily McCormick brand spices. Left dough in frig overnight. Did not ice/decorate as everyone liked it as is. Baked only the minimum 8 mins. and they came out nice and soft. I only got 17-18 gingerbread men but might have made them alittle thicker. Longer bake time may make them crispier if you like that way. Family asked me to make more so started a new batch on this day after Thanksgiving. Will maybe freeze some for longer storage.
2nd batch-rolled dough a bit thinner-1/4 inch or less. Got 26 cookies. Tried baking a few for 10 minutes and turned out too crisp after cooling. Recommend 8 minutes but may vary with ovens.
These were just ok. It just felt as though something was missing. I'm on to another recipe....
Ok so this was my first time making gingerbread, this recipe is AWESOME!! followed to a T and it came out perfect! chilled overnight. the cookies came out fantastic and everyone loved them!!!!
When I first baked these cookies I did not like them. I thought that they were very bland. Because I could not decide what to do with them, I wrapped them up and stuck them in my freezer. I took a couple out last night and WOW are they good. The flavors all came out and they are excellent. Also they seemed to be softer after freeezing. I am so happy that I didn't throw them away!
This is an excellent recipe - I made these for a Christmas cookie decorating party and was really pleased with the results. I would recommend rolling the dough out as instructed (to 1/4" thickness). I first rolled the dough out too thick and my first couple of cookies were too puffy and cake-y. After rolling the dough to 1/4" they turned out perfectly.
I am so sorry my 14 year old niece made these while I was at work yesterday she probably did not measure the spices correctly. And then she left the review before I came home. Again I am sorry I can't figure out how to take it off.
I got ahold of an electric mixer, and I'm glad I did...the reviewer who suggested I needed one for this recipe was absolutely right! Anyway, now that I've made these cookies, I can finally put in my two cents--having never made gingerbread before, I really didn't know what to expect, but this was quite a painless recipe! My dough was a little on the crumbly side, but I suspect it was an error on my part. Additionally, they taste more like molasses than ginger, but maybe that's because I used Black Strap which has a very obvious flavour! Anyway, I will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Very nice cookies. We didn't notice the 4 hour chill time though so weren't able to make them until the next day. The dough was way too hard coming out of the fridge so had to wait a bit for it to warm up. Very crispy and delicious! Will definitely put these in Christmas cookie rotation.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
McCormick(R) Gingerbread Men Cookies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 55
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