This spicy dough is the flavorful foundation for cookie decorator Dani Fiori's gingerbread men.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.

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  • Place butter and Truvia in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix on medium speed until fluffy. Mix in spices and salt, then eggs and molasses. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, mix until just combined. Divide dough into thirds, wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

  • Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats; set aside. Roll out dough on a clean work surface to 1/4-inch thick. Using a 4-inch gingerbread man-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies, and place on a baking sheet, at least 1 inch apart. Refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake cookies until crisp but not dark, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire rack.

  • Using white icing in a squeeze bottle, decorate gingerbread men, as desired. While still wet, sprinkle with sanding sugar; let dry 10 minutes. Shake off excess sugar. Using additional icing, attach candy, using craft tweezers. Let dry completely 8 hours or overnight.

Reviews (2)

42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2012
You can substitute sugar. Just use twice the amount, so in this case, use 2 cups sugar. I made them today with sugar, and they are perfect. I love Dani's advice to decorate them simple, so they look old-fashioned.
Rating: Unrated
11/28/2012
Could we substitute regular sugar instead of the truvia baking blend