Giant Gingerbread Men

These are favorite holiday treats at our house! I bought these cookie sheets a long time ago and the exact ones are no longer available BUT Wilton has an updated version*! The original recipe calls for shortening and a few other chemical-y things that I’ve replaced. The result is a brownie-like texture that we really enjoy and it makes enough for 2 giant gingerbread men!

Ingredients

    • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (or Stevia)
    • 1/2 cup butter (I use salted)
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour (unbleached)
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

      • Preheat oven to 300°F.
      • Cream together sugars, butter, molasses, eggs and vanilla in large bowl; beat with electric mixer till smooth.
      • In another large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and cloves; add dry mixture a little at a time to the wet mixture, stirring as you go.
      •  For large gingerbread men, don’t spread dough all the way to the edges
      • Bake for around 30 minutes (depends on the oven).  I set my oven to “convection” so I can cook both pans at one time. For a crisper cookie, set oven to “bake” and cook one sheet at a time.

     

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One thought on “Giant Gingerbread Men

  1. I wanted to say thank you for sharing. I also wanted to tell you that your scrap beanie helped me make a family airloop. When my mom-in-law passed away we found a unfinished crochet project.
    I looked for this yarn for years,it’s vargated. No luck..I pulled some of the work out to make the project a square. I will put a boarder on it. The yarn I pulled off the project I made 2 scrap beanies.I will give them to my husbands sisters.
    She was a wonderful women. I like the thought of her seeing this yarn and thinking I want to make something with that..Thank you for all you do and for just being you..

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