Gingerbread People

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    large cookies, depending on the size cutter used
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Cookies Unlimited

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2000

  • About

Of course you don’t have to cut these cookies into any particular shape, but if you want to make gingerbread people this is the recipe to use. And the cookies are ideal for decorating—I usually use Royal Icing for that purpose. A bonus: This dough is so tender you can roll and reroll the scraps without having to worry that the last batch of cookies you roll will be tough.

This recipe makes a lot of dough—but it’s easy to halve if you need less.