Gingerbread Boy Cookies
72 mins (prep 60, cooking 12)
15 ingredients
4-5 servings
I've been making this recipe for at least 20 years now. I never noted where the recipe came from, but it would have been a magazine or one of my mother or grandmother's old cookbooks. I'm guessing on how many "normal" sized gingerbread men this will make, as I've only ever had a gigantic 9 or 10 inch tall cutter. Generally, I'll make a batch and then put one giant gingerbread boy on each cookie platter I'll be delivering to friends or family. :) The prep time includes refrigerating the dough before rolling out. Update: I've added a bit more spice than the original recipe, thanks to Diana's review. I posted the recipe for her to try and I appreciate her feedback on it. I also used whole cloves, allspice and nutmeg that I ground myself with a mortar and pestle or grated on a zester (nutmeg). I think the fresh ground flavors really made a nice touch.

Categories:  seasonal , winter , rolled-cookies , <-4-hours , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (377.1 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 1518.36 Calories from Fat 459.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51.02g 313.95%
Saturated Fat 30.98g 619.68%
Trans Fat 1.94g %
Cholesterol 127.17mg 169.56%
Sodium 1986.59mg 331.1%
Total Carbohydrate 239.2g 318.93%
Dietary Fiber 9.68 g 154.87%
Sugars 35.9 g %
Protein 28.27g 226.14%
Vitamin A 1490.08IU% Vitamin C 1.68mg%
Calcium 96.24mg% Iron 12.89mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground ginger, dark brown sugar, light molasses, royal icing