Holiday House Cookies

Holiday House Cookies

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

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pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® gingerbread cookie mix
cup butter or margarine, softened
tablespoon water
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.
Makes 8 large cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Cookie (Undecorated))
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 400mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 25g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.