Gingerbread Men

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Use your magic to decorate these delicious little ginger guys, made from Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix. Or start a family tradition by making Gingerbread Men with your children.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 ºF.
  2. Combine cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, molasses and ginger in large bowl (mixture will be soft). Refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. Place dough on lightly floured surface, cover with waxed paper. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place 3 inches apart on non-pareils ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with non pareils.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove immediately to cooling rack.
  5. Place icing in storage bag. Snip just the tip of one corner off to allow for a small hole. Pipe the face and ruffles onto cookies.
  6. Makes 12 to 14 six-inch gingerbread men.

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SafetyWendy on Nov 28, 2017 1:45 p.m.

Will this recipe work to a 2 bite treat, using a silicone mold? Chewy but holds together, kinda like a two-bite brownie treat. Thanks.

Judi1962 on Dec 4, 2013 10:18 p.m.

really good result!

patandboris on Dec 18, 2011 8:05 p.m.

Nonpareils are little silver balls for decorating I think!

EsterM on Nov 25, 2011 12:45 a.m.

I can't seem to find DARK molasses, only FANCY molasses. Can I still use Fancy molasses for this recipe?? Thanks.

larraine.b on Jun 3, 2015 5:08 a.m.

Nonpareils are a decorative confectionery of tiny balls made with sugar and starch, traditionally an opaque white but now available in many colors >>> for eg: Hundred and thousands the colored sprinkles you put of cup cakes

larraine.b on Jun 3, 2015 5:07 a.m.

Nonpareils are a decorative confectionery of tiny balls made with sugar and starch, traditionally an opaque white but now available in many colors

Judi1962 on Dec 4, 2013 10:16 p.m.

fancy or dark molasses will have the same result. You can use either one!

airedalemom on Oct 3, 2011 4:06 p.m.

for EsterM- Non-pareils are decorative candies, sprinkles in any shapes.

MamaDuck on Aug 18, 2011 2:29 p.m.

This recipe gives wonderful results. The dough is very easy to work with and it tastes like authentic gingerbread. The cookie doesn't become very hard, rather, it is crispy on the outside and slightly tender on the inside. Very delicious!

larraine.b on Jun 3, 2015 5:06 a.m.

Nonpareils are a decorative confectionery of tiny balls made with sugar and starch, traditionally an opaque white but now available in many colors

EsterM on Sep 30, 2011 9:51 p.m.

Can someone tell me whats is "non-pareils"??????