Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

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These holiday Gingerbread Men Cookies have 20% fewer calories* and 64% less sugar* per serving compared to the full-sugar version of this recipe. Makes 24 cookies. Serving size: One 4.5-inch cookie.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serving size: One 4.5-inch cookie

Calories: 120 Calories


Sanding sugar and candy for decorating*** (optional)


  • 1.

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

  • 2.

    Place butter and Truvia Sweet Complete Granulated All-Purpose Sweetener 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.

  • 3.

    Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats; set aside. Roll out dough on a clean work surface to 14-inch thick. Using a 4 12-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.

  • 4.

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

  • 5.

    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.

*This plain cookie has 120 calories and 5 grams of sugar per serving as compared to 150 calories and 14 grams of sugar per serving in the full-sugar version.

**Please remember to wash hands, utensils, equipment, and work surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after use of raw egg.

***Will affect nutritionals.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 125mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary Fiber <1g
Total Sugars 9g
Erythritol 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 8% DV
Potassium 4% DV
Gingerbread Men Cookies is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic results I tried this recipe for one of the Christmas cookies that I make each year. The recipe was easy to follow and the end results were very tasty. I didn't mention that they were made with Truvia Baking Blend until after someone sampled them. Every one was surprised. This recipe is definitely staying in my cookie collection.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Made these cookies for Christmas, I was worried I wouldn't be able to have any cookies this year being newly diagnosed in July, but I discovered truvia baking sugar in the store and discovered this website with recipes I can use to make things for myself. I made these cookies and my sons found them, I didn't say anything to them about making them different, they ate them and loved them, so did I, can't wait to try more recipes in the future. So glad I discovered Truvia sweeteners, much better then the artificial stuff on the market. Thank you truvia
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from taste great without the guilt I bought Truvia about 3 months ago and have been loving it in my coffee, oatmeal, smoothies, etc. But just recently I decided to make this recipe using my Truvia. I loved it! It was sweet, delicious, and didn't make you feel guilty for eating cookies. Definitely try it out!
Date published: 2015-02-05
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