When you think about Christmas treats, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably gingerbread men cookies. I can guess that you remember being a child and making these cookies together with your mom; where the best part was to decorate them with lots of icing and sprinkles. Were they the most delicious cookies? Of course, because you made them yourselves!
This Gingerbread Men Cookies recipe is a very classic version, showing how to make these cookies from scratch. You can make the dough using a whisk and a spatula, however, it will be much easier to mix all the ingredients using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Just mix all wet ingredients until well incorporated, then add dry ingredients, mix until smooth, and refrigerate the dough.
It is always better to refrigerate the dough as it will prevent your cookies from spreading while baking. Also, it will be easier to roll and work with the dough.
When you roll out the dough it will be a bit sticky. You can use a little bit of flour to prevent it from sticking to a roller or a counter. However, I have a different trick that always helps me. Put the dough between two sheets of parchment paper, then roll over the paper. The paper will keep the dough smooth and will not stick.