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Gingerbread People (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Gingerbread People (Cookie Exchange Quantity)
  • Prep 2 hr 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 108
“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.

  • 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.
  • Store unbaked cookie dough tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

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.

  • “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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