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Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 134
Gingerbread Men
  • Makes: 30 servings
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen assorted-size cookies
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 13 mins at 350°F
  • Decorate: 1 hr
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Ingredients

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Cookies:
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup original molasses (such as Grandma's brand
  • Royal Icing (recipe follows)
  • Red Hot cinnamon candies for decorating

Directions

Cookies:
  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, then molasses. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough into 2 halves. Wrap; chill 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. On a well-floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut shapes with assorted-size gingerbread cookie cutters; transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Reroll scraps; cut. Repeat with rest of dough.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Decorate with Royal Icing (recipe follows) and assorted candies. Makes 2-1/2 dozen assorted-size cookies.

Royal Icing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons powdered egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine confectioners sugar, powdered egg whites and water. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute to blend, then increase speed to high and beat 5 minutes until thick and shiny. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a round tip, or a resealable plastic bag; snip small corner off bag. Pipe icing over cookies. Makes 1-1/2 cups icing.

Nutrition Information for Gingerbread Men

Servings Per Recipe: 30
PER SERVING: 134 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 15 mg chol., 62 mg sodium, 25 g carb. 2 g pro.

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