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For 24 of these small ginger men, you need:
- 2.5 cups flour, sifted
- 2.5 Tbsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 0.5 tsp ground cloves
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 0.5 tsp baking soda
- 100g butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup molasses
- 2 eggs
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
In another bowl, beat the butter with sugar. Add the eggs and beat well.
Cup by cup, add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, and in between add the molasses.
Mix the dough well with a rubber spatula and then spread it in a plastic bag. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
When the dough is ready for baking, preheat the oven to 350F.
Roll the dough into a large disk and using the cookie cutter, cut out your cookies.
Bake for 11 minutes. If you’re using icing, cool the cookies before icing them.
We prefer the cookies without the icing, so this Christmas our gingerbread men were naked!
Enjoy with a cup of chai or spiced hot chocolate. Mmmm!