This wonderfulholiday recipe comes to us from the kitchen of Authentic Foods, one of our Allergiesandme.com manufacturers. See the recipe below.  This company makes great flour blends and I will definitely try this one before my next Holiday Cookie Exchange. Let me know how much your kids and family enjoy them!

Gingerbread Man Cookie 

 Servings: 48 cookies (with 3 inch cookie cutters)

Prep Time: 45 – 60 Minutes

Bake/Cook Time: 7 – 8 Minutes

Ingredients:

Gingerbread Cookies

1 3/4 cups Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour

1/8 cup Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour (optional)

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons molasses

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

Cooking spray

Icing

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Gingerbread Cookies

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg and packed brown sugar. Use the paddle of the electric mixer to combine these ingredients together.

After about a minute, add the butter—increase the mixing speed to medium and mix until there is a course crumb consistency. Then add the molasses, followed by the eggs. The mixture should come together to form a dough. Make 2 balls out of the dough and wrap them in plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for about 1 ½ hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Coat a baking mat and a rolling pin with flour. Then roll out each portion of the dough; cut the dough with your desired cookie cutters and place onto the greased cookie sheet (if the rolling pin continues to stick to the dough and if it is difficult to get the cookies off of the baking mat without breaking, then mix in an extra 1/8 cup of Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour into all of the dough). Make sure to place the cookies at least 1 inch apart. Bake the cookies for 7 – 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Icing

Combine the powdered sugar and water together in small bowl using a spatula or electric mixer. Spoon the mixture into a Ziploc bag or piping bag. If using a Ziploc bag, use a spatula to push all of the icing to one corner of the bag. Then snip off a small hole on the corner where all of the icing is located. Decorate the cookies as desired.