Gingerbread People (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Gingerbread People (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

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Total Time

4:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

9

dozen

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.
Makes 9 dozen 2 1/2-inch cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Holiday Inspirations
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.
Make Ahead
Store unbaked cookie dough tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 5),
  • Total Fat 1g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.