Gingerbread Men Dressed with Chocolate and Ginger Salt
Gingerbread men cookies with the option of dipping in white or dark chocolate.
- 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
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.