If you want to cheat Betty Crocker has a gingerbread box mix(in the cake mix aisle). There's a recipe on the side to turn it into roll out dough for gingerbread men.
That's what I used this year. I taste tested one (just to be sure they were good enough for company OF COURSE)
and they were quite good. It only took me about 20 minutes to mix the up and bake them.
You could always whip up some sugar cookies, I use this recipe all the time (this Christmas included) The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
with this icing Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
. You could use a gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter and use the icing to decorate him. (I used this icing on my gingerbread men too).