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Here’s My Heart Gingerbread Pals

Here’s My Heart Gingerbread Pals
  • Prep 1 hr 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 30
Looking for a gingerbread dessert? Then check out these girl and boy shaped saucepan cookies – delightful holiday treats.
Updated December 14, 2010
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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