Ingredients for 24 cookies
400g cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
100g dark brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Cook Time → 7-9 min
- Level → Easy
1 1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
2 2. In a large mixer bowl beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well blended.
3 3. Add the vanilla and a few drops of water. Continue to mix until well blended.
4 4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until dough is smooth.
5 5. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
6 6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
7 7. Place 1 half of the divided dough on a floured surface.
8 8. Roll dough to a little over 1/4" thickness. Flour your work surface and rolling pin as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
9 9. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters.
10 10. Place cookies 1 1/2" apart on prepared cookie sheet.
11 11. Bake one sheet of cookies at a time for 7-9 minutes, do not overbake. Cookies firm up after cooling.
12 12. Remove cookie sheet from oven and allow the cookies to cool until firm enough to move to a wire rack. Decorate your gingerbread men with icing, candies, or colored sugar when fully cooled.