Gingerbread cookies, the fun and classic Christmas gingerbread man recipe

Gingerbread cookies are perfect to accompany coffee Or just a glass of milk. Also to give or decorate the Christmas tree with them if we put them in a cellophane bag with a ribbon.

The gingerbread men either gingerbread man They are delicious thanks to that spicy touch that we can customize to our liking by adding more or less cinnamon, a pinch of cloves, nutmeg… They can last perfectly for several days in an airtight container.

Gingerbread cookies on the plateMarina Corma

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • cooking time: 10 minutes
    • total time: 25 minutes (plus cooling time)
    • rations: 10, 20 units
    • Category: cake shop
    • type of cuisine: international
    • Calories per serving (kcal):363

gingerbread cookie ingredients

    • 100 g unsalted butter at room temperature
    • 100 g of brown sugar
    • 1 egg M
    • 130 g of molasses (or honey in its absence)
    • 350 g of wheat flour
    • Half a teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1 and a half teaspoons of ground cinnamon
    • 2 and a half teaspoons ginger powder

gingerbread cookie ingredientsMarina Corma

How to make gingerbread cookies

We put 100 grams of unsalted butter at room temperature and 100 grams of brown sugar in a bowl, and beat until the mixture is light and creamy.

Cream the butter and sugar for the gingerbread cookiesMarina Corma

Add 1 M egg and mix until fully integrated.

Add the gingerbread cookie eggMarina Corma

We pour 130 grams of molasses or honey and mix well.

Add the molasses from the gingerbread cookiesMarina Corma

To finish, we pour 350 grams of wheat flour, half a teaspoon of baking soda, 1 and a half teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 2 and a half teaspoons of ground ginger. We mix everything until we have a homogeneous mass.

Add the gingerbread flourMarina Corma

We make a ball with the dough and stretch it between two baking papers with a thickness between 3-5 mm. We take the dough to the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, so that it is easier for us to manipulate when cutting.

Roll out the gingerbread cookie doughMarina Corma

Preheat the oven to 180 ºC with heat up and down. We cut the cookies with the typical gingerbread man cutter, although we can use any other cookie cutter we have, and we put them with enough space on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until we see that they are just golden around the edges.

We bake the gingerbread cookie doughMarina Corma

Remove from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes on the tray, then transfer them to a wire rack until they cool completely.

We cool the dough for gingerbread cookiesMarina Cormabaked gingerbread cookiesMarina Corma

Easy preparation summary

    1. Cream the butter and brown sugar
    1. We add the egg
    1. Add the molasses or honey
    1. Pour in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger
    1. Roll out the dough and put it in the fridge
    1. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC with heat up and down. Cut the cookies and bake for 10-12 minutes.
    1. Let cool 5 minutes on the tray and then completely on a rack