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How to Make Gingerbread Men

Watch more Christmas Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make gingerbread men with this tutorial. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Beat wet ingredients Use the mixer to beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until they're light and fluffy. Then beat in the eggs and molasses. Step 2: Mix dry Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, pepper, and salt. Step 3: Add dry to wet Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Then divide the dough into three balls, wrap them in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Step 4: Roll and cut Roll the dough to ?-inch thick between two pieces of waxed paper. Then cut out gingerbread men with the cookie cutter and place them on the cookie sheet. Decorate with raisins and hot cinnamon candies. Step 5: Refrigerate and bake Refrigerate the cookies for 15 minutes, and then bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until they're crisp. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute, and then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Tip Make a hole with a toothpick right after they come out of the oven so you can attach a cord or hook and use them as holiday decorations. Step 6: Decorate Decorate your gingerbread men with fun-colored holiday icing. Did You Know? In the 16th century, guilds were formed to cook gingerbread. The guild in Nuremberg, Germany, made such high-quality gingerbread that it was used as currency for paying city taxes and considered a gift worthy of royalty.
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