Easy Gingerbread Friends

Enjoy a shortcut to classic holiday cookies -- just three simple ingredients. Simply delicious!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 3
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
roll (30 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated gingerbread cookies
1/2
cup vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
Red cinnamon candies or other small red candies

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2 Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of flour onto work surface; coat one half of dough with flour. With rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, adding additional flour as needed. With floured 2 1/2- to 3-inch gingerbread boy or girl cutter, cut out dough boys or girls. Gently brush excess flour from shapes; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely. Decorate with frosting and candies for eyes and buttons as desired.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2 Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of flour onto work surface; coat one half of dough with flour. With rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, adding additional flour as needed. With floured 2 1/2- to 3-inch gingerbread boy or girl cutter, cut out dough boys or girls. Gently brush excess flour from shapes; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely. Decorate with frosting and candies for eyes and buttons as desired.
Enjoy a shortcut to this fun classic cookie with just three ingredients. Watch how simple.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie (without candy decoration)
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.