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Ginger Frankenstein Cookies

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

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons mild-flavor (light) molasses
1
egg
2
tablespoons milk
3 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
5
drops green food color
1/3
cup candy-coated chocolate candies (72 candies)
3/4
cup candy corn (72 candies)
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips

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Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Molasses is available in both light and dark varieties. We prefer the light variety for these cookies.

Serve these at a kid’s Halloween party, and let the guests decorate the cookie faces.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.

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