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Gingerbread Men Cake Mix Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cake Mix Cookies
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This shortcut recipe for gingerbread cookies is ideal for Christmas time. By using cake mix, you can shorten the prep time for this cookie recipe, and skip right to the fun part — decorating (and then eating, of course)! Gingerbread Men Cake Mix Cookies have the warm spices of homemade gingerbread but take a fraction of the time to create. Kids and adults alike can enjoy these fun Christmas cake mix cookies. Whether making gingerbread cookies is a family tradition or you’re doing it for the first time, this recipe is a great one to try. The ginger and winter spices will fill your kitchen with the smells of Christmas. There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit! If you make these cookies ahead of time and bring decorating materials, these would be a great party activity at a holiday gathering! 



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Ingredients

  • 1 box spice flavor cake mix
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetables oil
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • Assorted candies and icing for decorating

Instructions

  1. Combine cake mix with flour, and ginger. Mix eggs, oil, and molasses in a small bowl and add with mixer running for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough at least 2 hours before continuing.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place on parchment lined baking sheets, allowing 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until edges just begin to brown. Cool on a cooling rack.

  4. Decorate cookies as desired.

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I usually like my gingerbread cookies a little spicier or more ginger-y than this, but the delicious frosting made up for it by far. :)

Often, gingerbread cookies I've tasted are hard but these were not which made me like them even more. Perfect ginger flavor!

These gingerbread cookies taste just like Christmas. The flavor is perfect and the texture is slightly chewy--which is perfect for this type of cookie. Personally, I think the gingerbread women taste the best, but I won't decide for you. )

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