Frosted Ginger Cutouts

Frosted Ginger Cutouts

If you have ginger snap fans in your family they'll love these iced beauties, with ginger, clove, and nutmeg.

Prep Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Total Time

3:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

3

dozen

Cookies
1
cup shortening
1
cup molasses
3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ginger
1/4
teaspoon nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon cloves
Frosting
3/4
cup water
1
envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup powdered sugar
3/4
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon vanilla
  1. In large bowl, combine shortening and molasses; blend well. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours for easier handling.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. On well-floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake at 350°F. for 6 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  4. In 2-quart saucepan, combine water and gelatin; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in sugar; bring to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 10 minutes without stirring. Temperature should read 220°F. on candy thermometer. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar; beat with electric mixer at low speed until foamy. Add baking powder and vanilla; beat on low speed for 5 minutes or until glossy and of spreading consistency.
  5. Spread frosting on underside of each cookie to within 1/8 inch of edges. If desired, decorate cookies. Let stand until frosting is set before storing, about 2 hours.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Recipe Fact
Originally called Sally Ann cookies, the cutouts were rectangular frosted gingerbread cookies. Their characteristic shape came from the empty 7 or 12-oz. luncheon meat can used to cut the dough.
Kitchen Tip
Gelatin must be soaked 5 minutes in a cool liquid before it is heated. While it soaks, the gelatin softens and swells, making it easy to dissolve completely when it's heated.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 55),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.