Gingerbread Men & Sugar Cookies

     Hey guys! Christmas is almost here! Three days to be exact and my sister and i decided to make gingerbread men and sugar cookies! This is my first time making gingerbread men and so far i don't think they'll turn out that bad (fingers crossed) but this is my second time making sugar cookies and i decided to throw some food coloring in to give them more of a festive look. Both of the recipes i used were found from Pinterest. You can find the gingerbread recipe here and the cut out sugar cookies one here.  I think both recipes are fairly easy for new time bakers like myself. Take a look!

Sugar Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup (111g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (204g) sugar
1 egg
1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract
2 cups (296g) flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Full Recipe and directions by Lifeloveandsugar

Gingerbread Recipe
10 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
2/3 cup unsulphured molasses
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 ground cloves
(Instead of icing i decided to use powdered sugar!)
Full Recipe and directions by sallysbakingaddiction

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