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Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 60
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Molasses, ginger, allspice, cinnamon and cloves bring robust flavor to a classic holiday cookie.

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup mild-flavor or full-flavor molasses
1/3
cup cold water
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves

Royal Icing

1
tablespoon meringue powder
2
tablespoons cold water
1
cup powdered sugar
Granulated sugar, if desired

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, molasses and cold water with electric mixer on medium speed (or with wooden spoon) until well mixed. Mixture may look curdled. With wooden spoon, stir in remaining cookie ingredients until soft dough forms. Wrap with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick.
  • 3 Cut dough with floured 3 1/2- by 2 1/2-inch gingerbread boy or girl cookie cutter or other cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Reroll dough, and cut additional cookies.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool cookie sheets 10 minutes between batches. Cool cookies completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat meringue powder and cold water with electric mixer on medium speed until peaks form. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Spoon icing into decorating bag fitted with medium round tip, and pipe over cookies. Sprinkle with sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes or until icing is set.

Expert Tips

Look for meringue powder in the baking aisle of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
15
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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