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Gingerbread Men Dressed with Chocolate and Ginger Salt

Gingerbread men cookies with the option of dipping in white or dark chocolate.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time1 hr 41 mins
Course: Christmas Cookie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dark molasses not blackstrap
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces melting chocolate
  • ginger salt optional

Instructions

  • Cream together butter and sugar. I used the paddle attachment of a kitchen aid on medium speed. Add in eggs one at a time. Add molasses until incorporated. Add vanilla.Sift together cake flour and remaining dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients a cup at a time to the creamed sugar/butter mixture until fully incorporated.Wrap into three discs in plastic.
  • Chill for at least one hour.
  • Take each disc out one at a time. Roll to 1/4” and cut with gingerbread cookie cutter.
  • Bake at 350 for 11 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • To add chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate in microwave at power 5 and check every 60 seconds, stirring to just melted enough to be able to drizzle, using a fork.