Here’s My Heart Gingerbread Pals

Here’s My Heart Gingerbread Pals

Looking for a gingerbread dessert? Then check out these girl and boy shaped saucepan cookies – delightful holiday treats.

Prep Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Total Time

2:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

2

1/2

1/4
cup light molasses
2
tablespoons water
2/3
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
4
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
4
teaspoons red decorating sugar
  1. In 3-quart saucepan, cook and stir molasses and water over medium heat until hot; remove from heat. Stir in butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients except candy coating and decorating sugar. Divide dough in half; shape into 2 disks. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll 1 disk of dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with floured 3- to 3 1/2-inch gingerbread boy and girl cookie cutters. With 1-inch heart-shaped cutter, cut out small heart in center of each cookie. On 1 ungreased cookie sheet, place gingerbread cutouts. On second ungreased cookie sheet, place hearts. Repeat with second disk.
  3. Bake hearts 5 to 7 minutes, gingerbread cookies 7 to 9 minutes, or until set. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating on High 1 minute; stir until smooth. Frost each heart with coating; immediately sprinkle with red sugar. Place dot of melted coating on back of heart; place on hand of each gingerbread cookie or near cutout heart on body of cookie. Decorate as desired.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
These saucepan cookies are easy to stir up—you don’t need a mixer.
You could use Betty Crocker® frosting to decorate the hearts and cookies if you prefer. But the frosting doesn’t set up, so store the cookies in a single layer if you do.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 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;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.