Holiday House Cookies

Gather the family to bake and decorate gingerbread houses. It's sweet fun, made easy with cookie mix.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ gingerbread cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white or vanilla frosting, if desired
Assorted small candies, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, water and egg until dough forms. Divide dough in half.
  • 2 Working with half of dough at a time, roll out on floured surface into 9x6-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle into 6 (3-inch) squares. Place 4 squares on ungreased cookie sheet. Cut remaining 2 squares diagonally in half to form 4 triangles. Place 1 triangle on one side of each square for roof; press dough to seal.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Decorate with frosting and candies.

Expert Tips

Roll dough to an even thickness by rolling over two wooden dowels or rulers. Use dowels or rulers in the desired thickness, and place them on opposite sides of the dough.

For easy decorating, place frosting in a resealable food-storage plastic bag, snip off a small corner of the bag and squeeze to frost.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie (Undecorated)
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.