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Easy Soft Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe with a Cake Mix by top US cookie blog, Practically Homemade

Easy Soft Gingerbread Men Cookies with a Cake Mix

Iconic Gingerbread Men are made with a cake mix but kept super soft and extra delicious.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1-15.25 ounce box spice cake mix
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • cup butter {melted}
  • cup molasses


  1. Combine cake mix, all purpose flour and ground ginger in a medium bowl. Whisk together to combine.

  2. In a separate bowl combine eggs, melted butter and molasses. Whisk the ingredients together and add to the dry ingredients. Stir to combine until you have a thick dough. Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours. I like to wrap the dough in plastic wrap.

  3. After 2 hours, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Use a gingerbread cookie cutter to cut out cookies and place them on a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Bake in a 375° oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are set up but not over baked. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

  4. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.