- ¾ cup cannabutter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ¾ cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2¼ teaspoons cinnamon
- 2¼ teaspoons ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour
In a saucepan set over low heat, or in the microwave, melt cannabutter, then stir in the brown sugar, molasses, spices, and salt.
Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl, let it cool to lukewarm, then beat in the egg.
Whisk the baking powder and soda into the all-purpose flour, then stir these ingredients into the molasses mixture.
Divide the dough in half, and pat each half into a thick rectangle. Wrap well, and refrigerate for one hour or longer. The dough may be sticky and difficult to roll if not thoroughly chilled, so make sure it’s cold before continuing.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Set out a few greased baking sheets (or line them with parchment paper if ungreased).
Once the dough has chilled, take one piece of dough out of the refrigerator, and flour a clean work surface. Roll the dough 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick; the thinner you roll the dough, the crispier the cookies will be. Flour both the top and bottom of the dough if it starts to stick. Alternatively, place the dough on parchment, and put a sheet of plastic wrap over it as you roll, pulling the plastic to eliminate wrinkles as necessary when rolling; this will keep dough from sticking without the need for additional flour.
Dust your gingerbread man cookie cutter(s) with flour. Cut out shapes with a floured cookie cutter, cutting them as close to one another as possible to minimize waste.
Transfer the cookies to ungreased cookie sheets (or, if you’ve rolled right onto the parchment, remove the dough scraps between the cookies). Bake the cookies just until they’re slightly brown around the edges 8 to 12 minutes, or until they feel firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for several minutes, or until they’re set. Transfer them to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Gingerbread Man Decorating:
Pipe white icing for the best and most traditional gingerbread man decorating. Add mini M&Ms or cinnamon red-hot candies to personalize them and make them unique.