The holidays just wouldn't be the same without this kid-favorite cutout cookie recipe. Ask your kids to help with the decorating.




  • To basic sugar cookie dough, add 1 tablespoon ground ginger,

  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to flour mixture. Continue as directed. Halve dough and form into 2 disks. Refrigerate 4 hours.

  • On lightly floured work surface, roll out one disk to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a large gingerbread cookie cutter, cut out 2 figures. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with a small cookie cutter and other half of dough. Gather scraps and refrigerate. Reroll to form total of 2 large and 14 small cookies.

  • Bake at 350°F for 14 minutes. Make Royal Icing. Decorate with Royal Icing, candy and sugars as desired.


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Nutrition Facts

298 calories; 11 g total fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 65 mg sodium. 47 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein;