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Gingerbread Cutouts

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  • 1 hr 50 min prep time
  • 2 hr 50 min total time
  • 16 ingredients
  • 120 servings
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Ginger adds zesty flavor to wonderful cutout cookies – a spiced treat packed with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.

1 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup butter, softened
3
tablespoons molasses
1
egg
2
tablespoons water or milk
3 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
Dried currants, if desired
1/2
cup sugar
Vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting, if desired
Assorted candies, if desired

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter and molasses until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and water. Stir in flour and all remaining ingredients except currants and 1/2 cup sugar to form a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll out 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch gingerbread boy or girl cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. If desired, decorate cookie cutouts with currants for eyes and buttons.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Sprinkle sugar over each cookie or cool completely and decorate with frosting and candies.
  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter and molasses until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and water. Stir in flour and all remaining ingredients except currants and 1/2 cup sugar to form a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll out 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch gingerbread boy or girl cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. If desired, decorate cookie cutouts with currants for eyes and buttons.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Sprinkle sugar over each cookie or cool completely and decorate with frosting and candies.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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