Use your magic to decorate these delicious little ginger guys, made from Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix. Or start a family tradition by making Gingerbread Men with your children.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 20 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Combine cake mix, flour, eggs, oil, molasses and ginger in large bowl (mixture will be soft). Refrigerate 2 hours.

  • Place dough on lightly floured surface, cover with waxed paper. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with non pareils.

  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove immediately to cooling rack.

  • Place icing in storage bag. Snip just the tip of one corner off to allow for a small hole. Pipe the face and ruffles onto cookies.

Tips

Makes 12 to 14 six-inch gingerbread men.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 74.3g; fat 17g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 360.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2018
Sur La Table makes these gingerbread cookies that I absolutely adore, but they are $2 per cookie! Once my son realized he likes them too, I decided it was time to learn how to make them myself. This recipe is very easy and the cookies turned out delicious, as good as the Sur La Table cookies. We decorated them with royal icing. I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2020
Delicious but there are a few errors in this recipe. recipe says “lightly floured surface” but you’ll need more flour than that. Do yourself a favor. Cover the area with parchment paper where you plan to knead, cover that with 3/4 cup flour (but keep an additional 1 3/4- 2 cups on hand in a bowl) and add to that from bowl as needed. Then knead dough directly with rolling pin. Wax paper between rolling pin and dough is not necessary. I found no “Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake” mix at neither Target nor Market Street. But at the latter, I did find Duncan Hines Signature Spice Cake mix. All errors considered, I’d still make this recipe again as it was very tasty. However, personally, I preferred the cookies that I didn’t roll out as thin as 1/4 in. because I like them more soft than crunchy. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2018
Sur La Table makes these gingerbread cookies that I absolutely adore, but they are $2 per cookie! Once my son realized he likes them too, I decided it was time to learn how to make them myself. This recipe is very easy and the cookies turned out delicious, as good as the Sur La Table cookies. We decorated them with royal icing. I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2017
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2017
I got 37 3.5 cookies. If rolling on granite use parchment between the dough & countertop lightly floured. Keep dough refrigerated between rolling small batches. Enjoy my amateur decorating.. first time using royal icing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2017
Only made a few changes instead of vegetable oil I used butter & coconut oil. Also used Sorghum Molasses instead of dark molasses. Sorghum has a more mild flavor. We really liked this recipe since we were looking for a gingerbread cookie that wasn t as bold flavored as some recipes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2017
I did not make any changes to recipe. Yes I would make them again. This is an easy recipe with minimal ingredients. I made them (purposely undecorated) to take to a Holiday children's party where they could decorate them themselves. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2020
Delicious but there are a few errors in this recipe. recipe says “lightly floured surface” but you’ll need more flour than that. Do yourself a favor. Cover the area with parchment paper where you plan to knead, cover that with 3/4 cup flour (but keep an additional 1 3/4- 2 cups on hand in a bowl) and add to that from bowl as needed. Then knead dough directly with rolling pin. Wax paper between rolling pin and dough is not necessary. I found no “Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake” mix at neither Target nor Market Street. But at the latter, I did find Duncan Hines Signature Spice Cake mix. All errors considered, I’d still make this recipe again as it was very tasty. However, personally, I preferred the cookies that I didn’t roll out as thin as 1/4 in. because I like them more soft than crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2018
Wonderful easy recipe... Instead of gingerbread man cookie cutter- I decided to be fun & make 'gingerbread pigs'... & instead of nonpareils... I used raisins for eyes...great fun with the family... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
I made no changes to the recipe. We made smaller assorted shaped cut outs which gave us a lot more cookies. This is the easiest recipe and most delicious that I have used in 40 years. My grand daughter and family had a blast decorating them all. Thank you!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2020
Delicious and beautiful! They do spread a bit while cooking, but it's easy to trim up pieces as soon as they come out of the oven, if needed. I'll definitely use this recipe again! Read More
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