Ginger Frankenstein Cookies

Ginger Frankenstein Cookies

Make these monstrously good spice cookies, spooked up with candies and chocolate chips.

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1 1/2
cups sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoons mild-flavor (light) molasses
tablespoons milk
3 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking soda
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
teaspoon ground cloves
teaspoon ground cardamom
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
drops green food color
cup candy-coated chocolate candies (72 candies)
cup candy corn (72 candies)
cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter and molasses with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and milk. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom until dough forms. Divide dough into 2 balls; flatten each ball to make 4-inch disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm, or freeze 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll each dough disk into 12x9-inch rectangle. Cut each 12x9-inch rectangle into 3 rows by 6 rows to make 18 smaller rectangles (36 total); place 1 inch apart on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. In small bowl, stir frosting and food color until well blended. Frost each cookie with slightly less than 1 tablespoon frosting. Add 2 candy-coated candies for eyes and 2 candy corn pieces for neck "bolts."
  4. Place chocolate chips in small resealable freezer plastic bag; seal bag. Microwave on High 30 to 45 seconds or until softened. Squeeze bag until mixture is smooth. (If necessary, microwave 30 seconds longer or just until all chips are melted.) Cut small tip from one corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle melted chips on cookies for hair and mouth.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
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Did You Know?
Molasses is available in both light and dark varieties. We prefer the light variety for these cookies.
Make It a Party
Serve these at a kid’s Halloween party, and let the guests decorate the cookie faces.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.