Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, pepper and salt. In a separate bowl, beat butter and brown sugar 2 minutes, until fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses until just combined. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Divide dough in half and shape into disks; wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours.

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees . Remove one dough disk from refrigerator. Generously flour work surface. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into gingerbread men and women with 3-inch cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets 2 inches apart. Use pastry brush to remove flour from cookies, if desired. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Repeat with second dough disk.

  • Bake at 350 degrees in batches until golden brown, about 14 minutes. Cool on wire racks, then decorate, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; 3 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 73 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 1 g protein;