Maple Gingerbread Cookies

Maple Gingerbread Cookies
Prep 15 m
Chill at least 3 hours
Bake for 10 minutes per batch

Ingredients

Cookies

Royal Icing

Directions

Cookies

  1. 1 of 3 In a large bowl, beat shortening, sugar and maple syrup on medium-high until well combined. On low, beat in egg and vinegar until blended.
  2. 2 of 3 In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture, 1 cup at a time, stirring until incorporated. Stir in maple flavoring. If mixture is very soft, mix in a few extra tablespoons flour. Transfer to a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten. Wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. 3 of 3 Heat oven to 375 degrees . Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Remove 1/4 of the dough from refrigerator; rewrap the rest. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough (it will be soft) to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out gingerbread men shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheets with a metal spatula, re-rolling scraps. Continue with remaining dough, lining each baking sheet with new parchment. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on sheet pans for 3 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Royal Icing

  1. 1 of 1 In a bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, powdered egg whites and 3 tbsp water until thick and shiny, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a pastry bag with a writing tip. Outline cookies and pipe on dots of frosting; add M&M's minis as buttons. Let dry.
Nutrition Information for Maple Gingerbread Cookies
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 43 mg sodium, 4 mg chol., 2 g Fat, total, 75 kcal cal., 1 g pro., 0 g fiber, 13 g carb., 0 g sat. fat