Day 4 of LJB Cookie Week…Gingerbread Boys

It just isn’t Christmas at our house without gingerbread boys! This is the recipe I grew up with. My mom made these every Christmas and I have such fond memories of decorating them, eating them, and giving them away. They are thick, soft and a tasy gingerbread that everyone loves!

Gingerbread Boys

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix shortening and brown sugar until combined. Add eggs and mix well. Then add honey and mix well. Add all dry ingredients until combined. Rollout dough about 1/4″ thick on a floured surface. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter and cut cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Use remaining scraps and roll out again until all the dough is used. Will yield about 12 gingerbread boys!

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