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Gingerbread Men Cookies Tips
Can you skip chilling the gingerbread cookie dough?
No, we don't recommend skipping the chilling step. Chilling your cookie dough makes it easier to handle.
How can you decorate gingerbread men cookies?
Dress up your gingerbread cookies in frosted outfits, buttons and decorative piping. If you like, you can even tint white frosting (like this classic royal icing
) with liquid, gel or paste food coloring. Liquid coloring will produce a pastel color, while gel and paste food coloring will create deeper hues. Look to these other gingerbread men cookie recipes
Can you make gingerbread men cookies ahead of time?
These gingerbread men are fantastic make-ahead Christmas cookies
. Just make sure you know how to store them properly, and frost them closer to when you plan to serve them. Like other cutout cookies, gingerbread men cookies last for about a week at room temperature in an airtight container. You can also freeze baked cutout cookies or gingerbread cookie dough for six months. Here's how long other Christmas cookies last
. —Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Social Media Editor
1 cookie (calculated without frosting): 118 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.