Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! These cookies are getting me into the holiday spirit!

And the christmas music I’ve been listening to probably has something to do with it too!

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! I’m not sure why, but I’ve kind of avoided making cookies over the last year. Maybe it’s because they aren’t as fun to photograph as 3 layer cake or because I’ve always felt that they are awkward to stage for a photo. But these cookies proved me wrong! I think I might try to incorporate a few more cookie recipes around here!

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Slice n’ bake cookies have been around for a long time in the grocery store, but have you ever made them at home? Not me, until now! They were fun to make and super easy, once I got over a minor snag. But better for me to learn the hard way, because now I can pass on the most important tip to you!

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking!

Let’s walk through the process of making slice n’ bake cookies..

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Follow the recipe below to make the cookie dough. 1/3 of the dough will be used to make the cut out pieces and the other 2/3 will be used to make the cookie part that surrounds the cut out. Use food coloring to dye the portion of the dough that will be used for the cut outs.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Roll the dough that you’ll use for the cut outs to be 1/2 inch thick. Use a little flour when cutting out the shapes to prevent the cookie cutter from sticking.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Line up the gingerbread men together on a piece of plastic wrap, then wrap the gingerbread men in plastic and stick them in the fridge for 1 hour.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! 10 minutes before the gingerbread men come out of the fridge, begin to roll the outside dough into long narrow ropes. The ropes need to be long enough to cover all of the center cut outs length wise.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Begin to place the ropes around the gingerbread men, gently pressing the ropes to fit around the gingerbread men.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Continue until the gingerbread men are completely covered.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Place some nonpareil sprinkles in a baking dish, and gently roll the cookie dough in the sprinkles, covering all of the sides.

Now this is the most crucial part – wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or over night.

If you attempt to cut the dough when it’s soft, the center shape will turn out mushy.. like this..

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Those are definitely not gingerbread people!! Glad I made the mistake so you don’t have too, haha!!

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! After the dough has been refrigerated, slice it into about 1/2 inch thick cookies. Place them on a baking sheet, at least 1 inch apart, and bake at 350º F for 8-10 minutes.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking! I could spend a whole weekend baking tons of these slice n’ bake cookies, they’re so cute!

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Gingerbread Men Slice N' Bake Cookies

Yield: about 30 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp Rodelle Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Rodelle Almond Extract
  • brown food coloring
  • nonpareil sprinkles

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Place the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer beat until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract, beat.
  4. Spoon the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, and mix gently until incorporated and dough forms with a spatula.
  5. Dye 1/3 of the dough brown with food coloring. Knead the dough until the color is incorporated.
  6. Roll the brown dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Use a lightly floured 1 inch cookie cutter to cut out your shapes. Re-roll the scraps to make as many gingerbread men as you can.
  8. Line up the gingerbread men together on a piece of plastic wrap, then wrap the gingerbread men in plastic and stick them in the fridge for 1 hour.
  9. 10 minutes before the gingerbread men come out of the fridge, begin to roll the outside dough into long narrow ropes. The ropes need to be long enough to cover all of the center cut outs length wise.
  10. Begin to place the ropes around the gingerbread men, gently pressing the ropes to fit around the gingerbread men.
  11. Continue until the gingerbread men are completely covered.
  12. Place some nonpareil sprinkles in a baking dish, and gently roll the cookie dough in the sprinkles, covering all of the sides.
  13. Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or over night.
  14. After the dough has been refrigerated, slice it into about 1/2 inch thick cookies. Place them on a baking sheet, at least 1 inch apart, and bake at 350º F for 8-10 minutes.
  15. Allow the cookies to cool for 3-5 minutes of the baking sheet then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  16. Store in an air tight container.
Recipe from Mom Loves Baking.

Homemade Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies with step by step instructions! Add this christmas cookie to your holiday baking!
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63 Responses to “Gingerbread Men Slice N’ Bake Cookies”

  1. DessertForTwoDessertForTwo — December 7, 2015 at 7:35 am

    This is brilliant!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Thanks friend!

  2. Rachel Cooks — December 7, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I bet you jumped for joy after that first slice when you got it right the second time! These are so fun!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Oh I sure did!!!

  3. Melissa | Persnickety Plates — December 7, 2015 at 7:57 am

    haha I love the realness of your squished gingerbread men! I had a terrible salted caramel fail last night.

    I love seeing all your beautiful cakes but cookies are great, too =)

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 7, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Hahaa yep I saw your IG pic last night of your caramel before it failed!!

  4. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — December 7, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Beth, I could not eat these!! They are way too cute!! My cousin needs me to make a festive dessert and these are so tempting (but I have a way of screwing up techniques like this!) I really should try it though…

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 7, 2015 at 9:55 am

      It’s okay if you fail the first time because I sure did!!

  5. Stephanie — December 7, 2015 at 8:44 am

    You are amazing, Beth! These are so so cute!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 7, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Oh goodness, you are so sweet Stephanie!

  6. Ramona W — December 7, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Wow! These cookies are so cute! I love your step by step photos too… it really helped explain the recipe so well and make it look fun and easy. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Good to hear Ramona! I think the step by step photos help so much too!

  7. Michelle Cano — December 7, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Peanut butter cookies please

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 7, 2015 at 9:52 am

      Mmmm I do love those!

  8. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — December 7, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This is SO cool and I feel like I could do it with all your helpful photos! 

  9. when I first ready slice and bake I thought you were using the premade kind.  Oh my Gosh! Your cookies look PERFECT! So fun

  10. Patty Fosler — December 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Wow Beth. I was wondering how you were making these cookies! Pretty Darn Cute!

  11. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — December 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    These are like two cookies in one, with crazy awesome decorating- obsessed :)

  12. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 7, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    These are so creative and festive! I’m going to have to give these a try with my nieces! 

  13. Tonia from TheGunnySack — December 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    How fun are those? I’ve never made bake-n-slice cookies but now I want to!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      You would love them!!

  14. kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — December 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I really, really, really love these cookies!!!  I want to make them with my son this year, he will love them too.

  15. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — December 7, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I seriously can’t even handle you. You creativity and talent baffles me girl! LOVE this!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 10, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Oh goodness, thank you Krista!

  16. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 8, 2015 at 12:34 am

    You should win awards for your brilliant creations. I am dead serious. I can’t wait to try these cute cookies!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Oh! Ashley! You just made my day!

  17. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — December 8, 2015 at 12:56 am

    It’s like the gingerbread men have a home! So cute, Beth, and love the step by step photos!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Awww you’re right!!

  18. Nutmeg Nanny — December 8, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Oh my goodness these are adorable! So much better than the store-bought stuff :)

  19. Jenice — December 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Love these gingerbread cookies and can’t wait to try them. Wouldn’t hearts at Valentines say be fun!! Possibilities are endless.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Oh yes! That would be fun!!

  20. Cookin Canuck — December 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

    This is seriously the cutest Christmas cookie idea I’ve seen this year.  My kids would absolutely love to make these with me!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Oh gosh, thank you Dara!!

  21. Cyndi br — December 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Candy recipes like peanut brittle

  22. Turner — December 13, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Oh how cute! I have to try these next year!! I love to see unusual cookie recipes.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      So fun, right?!

  23. Ally — December 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I would love to see more things like this–maybe time intensive but not difficult, but with a spectacular presentation!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      I love that idea!

  24. anna — December 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    yes, I dont think i could share until i tasted every batch. i’m not a very good baker and i would really have to be sure they tasted good. ha ha

  25. margaret — December 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    a good blondie recipe.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Margaret!

  26. Linda Mulcahy — December 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Yes …I just wanted to let you know that I do enjoy your website a lot and Im glad I stumbled across it.  As a woman who really loves to cook but just doesnt have a lot of time to devote to it because of all the demands on my time.  Id love to see more recipes for Casseroles, One-Pot Meals or meals that dont require a lot of labor intensive preparations.  Thanks for sharing all those recipes with all your fans out here in cyber space and Happy Holidays to you.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Linda! There are tons of great dinner recipes on pinterest, that’s where we get our dinner inspiration!

  27. Roxanne J — December 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    these are too cute, I have been thinking about making gingerbread men this year so many I will now like these. Thank you for sharing love them.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Enjoy!

  28. Carol Ann Hughes — December 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I’d love to see meringe cookies

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      Oh those sound hard!!

  29. Andrew C. Potts — December 13, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Love your recipe… Looks like it’s going to be a favourite !!!
    I’d love to see individual “cheesecake in a jar” recipes, and Shortbread recipes :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      I like the cheesecake in a jar recipe!

  30. Kori — December 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

    More cookies!! Please!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      :)

  31. Cyndi — December 14, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I don’t bake a lot of cookies because they require so much ‘baby sitting’.  Meaning, far too much work spread over a long length of time.  Which pies and cakes I always feel that I have more time (while they’re baking) to do things – whether that be rest, clean, or just sip coffee and enjoy the smells coming from the oven.  Perhaps if I had more cookie ‘tools’ that would make cookie baking easier and more fun…

    The gingerbread men cookie sure look cute and might be fun to try.  Thanks for sharing your recipe and the very detailed instructions.  Great pictures, too!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Cookies are work that’s for sure! But they are worth it!

  32. Shirley Squires — December 14, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I would like to see more pies, cakes and bars.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Oh those are my favorite!!

  33. Andrea D. — December 14, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    I would love to see a new recipe with different layers of flavor like caramel, peanut butter and chocolate. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks for the ideas!

  34. Dawn Wood — December 15, 2015 at 2:35 am

    I would love to see more candy recipes, like fudge and candy apples.

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Oh gosh! Both things I’m not so good at.. yet!

  35. Anita — December 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I’d like to see lots of no-bake cookies along with your yummy baked ones!

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 15, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      I’d like more no bake cookies too!

  36. Heather B — December 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I would love peppermint bark recipes.

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