Dairy-Free Gingerbread People

Dairy-Free Gingerbread People

This dairy-free version of the beloved ginger cookie will fill your home with holiday scents of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
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  • Serves: 36 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda , ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. Step 3

    In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and brown sugar until fluffy, or about 4 minutes, with a hand mixer or standing mixer with a paddle attachment. Add molasses and beat well for about 2 minutes. Add in egg and beat until well combined.
  4. Step 4

    One spoonful at a time, add the dry mixture into the creamed butter, beating until the mixture just holds together in a ball. Divide the dough in 3 and wrap each section in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat oven to 350 F.
  6. Step 6

    Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  7. Step 7

    Once the dough is chilled, lightly flour a countertop or work surface. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll it out until about 1/4 inch in thickness.
  8. Step 8

    Using a cookie cutter dipped in flour, cut out individual people-shaped cookies and place on prepared sheets. Once you've cut out all of the cookies, place sheets in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Working in batches, bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. After removing the pans from the oven, allow cookies to remain on pans for about 2 minutes before placing on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  10. Step 10