I love gingerbread men, but I'm not the biggest fan of gingerbread cookies. My solution? Sugar cookies....chocolate sugar cookies. YUMMMMM. They're dark like gingerbread men cookies, but taste divine. And really, you very well can't have Caucasian gingerbread men.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
* 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 3 squares (3 oz.) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
In large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Blend in chocolate. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until smooth. Cover and chill until firm, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll dough approximately 1/8 in. thick. Dip cutters in flour (I think cocoa powder would be better) cut and transfer cookies to cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove to rack and cool thoroughly.
Makes 2-2 1/2 dozen cookies.