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Gingerbread Men

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Found in: Snack, Dessert, Fall, Winter

Prep Time: Cook Time: per batch
Serves: 
16 cookies

As fun to decorate as they are to eat, Gingerbread Men have long held the top holiday cookie title. These DIY gingerbread men are primed to keep the top spot. With just 15 minutes to make, decorating takes centre stage. Use our organic Gingerbread Love Crunch and get creative , using berries or seeds for detail.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup Nature’s Path Love Crunch® - Gingerbread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  •  2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup fancy molasses
  • Ready-to-use frosting or icing
  • Assorted nuts, seeds, dried fruit and/or chocolate chips 
Directions: 
  1. In a food processor, pulse granola until finely crushed.
  2. Add to a bowl and whisk with flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, baking powder and salt until well combined. 
  3. In a large bowl, with electric beaters, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  4. Beat in molasses.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients and beat just until mixed.
  6. Knead as needed to form dough.
  7. Divide dough into quarters and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Flour work surface.
  10. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll to 1/4-inch thickness.
  11. With floured 5-inch gingerbread man cutter, cut out cookies, pressing firmly. Reroll dough as needed.
  12. Arrange on prepared pan, spacing 2-inches apart.  
  13. Cook in batches, baking in middle oven for 10 minutes or until just until lightly golden on the bottom.
  14. Transfer to rack and cool completely.
  15. Ice with frosting and decorate with nuts, seeds, dried fruit and/or chocolate chips as desired.

 

Calories per serving (without frosting): 204

  • Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 38mg
  • Carbohydrates 32g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Sugar 17g
  • Protein 2g