Gingerbread men cookies that can be cut into fun shapes for the holiday season.
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1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Combine sugar, butter, egg, molasses and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 4-inch cookie cutter. Place cookies, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-9 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Decorate cooled cookies with frosting as desired.
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- Start a family tradition and bake special holiday gingerbread boys and girls. You can hang them on the tree, make place holders for the table or just gobble them up.