Source: George Geary | Category: Baking, Dessert

Gingerbread Men

These Gingerbread Men are mixture of spicy and sweet. Canola makes a perfect texture for this traditional cookie.

Gingerbread Men

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 725 mL
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 mL
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon 15 mL
  • 2 tsp ground ginger 10 mL
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 3/4 cup canola oil 175 mL
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 125 mL        
  • 1/2 cup molasses 125 mL
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • 1. In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and salt. Set aside.
  • 2. In large bowl, whisk canola oil, brown sugar, molasses and egg. With wooden spoon, gently add all of flour mixture all at once. Mix only until it gathers, about 3 minutes.
  • 3. Pat into disc, wrap with plastic film. Refrigerate for 1 hour to firm. Remove about one fourth of the dough, (keeping remainder refrigerated until ready to use) place on a floured surface. Roll out to about the thickness of a pie crust (1/4 inch/.05 cm). 
  • 4. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • 5. Using gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut dough. Place on prepared baking sheet. Fill sheet with cut cookies, separating by 1/2 inch (1 cm).  
  • 6. Bake in preheated oven until dry looking on the top, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 7. Keep cookies on pan to cool complete prior to placing them on wire rack.
  • Tip: You can place raisins and candies into the dough prior to baking to create the eyes, buttons and mouth. 

Yield

24 to 36 cookies

serving size

1 cookie

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories150
Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Carbohydrates20 g
Fiber0 g
Protein2 g
Sodium60 mg