Pepperidge Farm Ginger Man Cookies copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Pepperidge Farm Ginger Man Cookies

Score: 3.75. Votes: 4
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When cloning cookies for the holidays, why not clone the best? Pepperidge Farm's Ginger Man cookies bring a sweet gingery crunch to the seasonal festivities. 

Source: Even More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus an extra 2 tablespoons if too tacky)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Red sugar crystals (for cake decorating)
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      Pepperidge Farm
    • Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 

      2. Cream together the sugars, shortening, molasses, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

      3. In another large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.

      4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring while you add it. If the dough is too sticky and loose, add another 2 tablespoons of flour. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

      5. Roll a portion of the dough out on a heavily floured surface. Roll to under 1/4-inch thick. Cut the cookies using a man-shaped cookie cutter, or any other cookie cutter shape you've got in the drawer.

      6. Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Bake only one cookie sheet of cookies at a time.

      Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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Score: 3.75. Votes: 4
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Dec 6, 2008, 22:00

I followed the recipe to the letter and the dough came out so soft, there was NO WAY you could ever roll it even after I had chilled it. The taste was good, but still, the cookies were soft, not crispy like the Ginger Boys.

Nov 29, 2006, 22:00

Very Good Cookies~ I use Plastic Wrap to roll out the dough. Sponge wipe your counter to make plastic stay in place. Lay plastic on counter and flour the surface. Place your dough on the wrap, press the dough out a bit and sprinkle with flour, put another sheet of plastic on top and start rolling.

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