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Gingerbread People (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

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Gingerbread People (Cookie Exchange Quantity)
  • Prep 2 hr 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 108
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“Can we eat them yet?” is the first question you’ll hear when baking spicy gingerbread cookies. The aroma is almost as good as the taste!

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups dark molasses
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 7 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Easy Creamy Frosting

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • About 5 tablespoons half-and-half

Directions

  • 1
    In large bowl, stir together brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with floured gingerbread cutter or other favorite shaped cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched (for a softer, chewier cookie, bake 8 to 10 minutes). Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In large bowl, stir together all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Decorate cookies with frosting.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Using a tub of Betty Crocker® ready-to-spread frosting instead of making the frosting can save you a few precious moments during the busy holiday season.
  • tip 2
    Store unbaked cookie dough tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

Nutrition Information

70 Calories, 1g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
5
Total Fat
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • “Can we eat them yet?” is the first question you’ll hear when baking spicy gingerbread cookies. The aroma is almost as good as the taste!
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