Gingerbread Cutouts (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

“Can we eat them yet?” is the first question you’ll hear every time you bake these spicy gingerbread cookies.

  • Prep Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 108

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup shortening
1 1/2
cups dark molasses
2/3
cup cold water
7
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
2
teaspoons ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground allspice
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon salt

Easy Creamy Frosting

4
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
About 5 tablespoons half-and-half

  • 1 In large bowl, stir together brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with floured gingerbread cutter or other favorite shaped cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched (for a softer, chewier cookie, bake 8 to 10 minutes). Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, stir together all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Decorate cookies with frosting.

Expert Tips

Using a tub of Betty Crocker® ready-to-spread frosting instead of making the frosting can save you a few precious moments during the busy holiday season.

Store unbaked cookie dough tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
5),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.