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Easy Gingerbread Cookies

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 22

Use our refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make one of the easiest gingerbread cutout cookies! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3
tablespoons mild molasses
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, crumble cookie dough; stir in molasses. Add remaining ingredients; mix thoroughly with hands.
  • 2
    Divide dough in half; form into 2 disks, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 375°F. On floured surface, roll 1 dough disk 1/4 inch thick. Cut with floured 2 1/2- to 3-inch gingerbread boy or girl cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts 2 inches apart. Repeat for remaining dough, rerolling scraps as necessary.
  • 4
    Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set and light golden brown around edges. Cool on cookie sheet 3 minutes; remove to cooling rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Have fun customizing your gingerbread cutouts with cookie icing, candy sprinkles or candy.
  • Gingerbread dough works best for cutouts when chilled. Work quickly, and add flour as necessary when rolling dough.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Besides the sugar cookie, is there a more quintessential Christmas cookie than the gingerbread cookie The gingerbread man and gingerbread houses have long held a place in holiday tradition but the history of these classics dates back to 2400 B.C.—or at least, that’s the record of the first known gingerbread recipe. The Europeans caught on during the Middle Ages and created gingerbread cookies that they made into different shapes. Queen Elizabeth I came up with the idea to decorate the cookies and make cut-out shapes when she decided to surprise and delight visitors by offering them a cookie that looked like them! Later, the shapes of the gingerbread cookies changed to reflect the season, like flowers in the springtime. It wasn’t long before the designs and decorations of the cookies became even more elaborate. Gingerbread arrived in the United States when the European colonists came and we’re thrilled that they did! The gingerbread man is almost as commonplace as Santa Claus during the holiday season and the cookie has earned its rightful place on Christmas cookie platters. Of course, that’s not the only cookie that’s worth putting on the cookie tray! Find out all you need to know about how to make cookies with our comprehensive cookie tutorial so you’ll be an expert by the time the holidays roll around!

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