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Jumbo Gingerbread Men Cookies

Jumbo, giant sized, easy gingerbread men cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients & spice cake mix. Perfect cut out cookies for Christmas!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gingerbread cookies, holiday cookies, homemade christmas cookies
Servings: 2 Jumbo cookies
Calories: 439kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi


  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1 package Spiced cake mix
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour


  • In a large mixing bowl, add egg, butter, cake mix, flour.
  • Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Chill dough in fridge for about 1-2 hours so that it's easier to handle. It also prevents cookies from spreading too much while baking and they hold their shape better.  
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll out each ball of dough between two sheets of parchment paper.
  • Remove the top sheet.
  • Place your paper template on top of the rolled out dough and use a sharp knife to cut along the edges.
  • Remove excess dough around the gingerbread man.
  • Place the entire sheet on a large baking tray. Don't remove the cookie cut out from the parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges are firm and centers are only slightly soft. For these cookies, it's best to over-bake rather than under-bake because this prevents them from breaking later.
  • Allow the cookies to cool down completely.
  • Then, gently remove them from parchment paper. Do not try to remove them from the parchment paper before they have completely cool down or else they will break.
  • Decorate with royal icing or frosting or melted chocolate and candies or anything you desire. Tie a ribbon around its neck, if you like.
  • Use leftover cookie dough to make smaller cookies with cookie cutters. The bake time for those will obviously be shorter (8-10 minutes). Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered box at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1537IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg