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Receipt of the Week: Easy to Make Gingerbread Men

Posted by on Dec 20th, 2009 and filed under Kids in the kitchen. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

bread cookies

 

By Parents
Dec. 20, 2009

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1/4  cup light molasses
  • 2-1/3  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3/4  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1  teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Royal Icing (see on parents.com)

 

Directions

1. Beat butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, ginger, pepper and cinnamon in another bowl. Stir into butter mixture. Divide dough into 2 halves. Wrap; chill 2 hours.

 

2. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll half of dough on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with a 3-inch cutter; transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Reroll scraps; cut. Repeat with remaining dough.

 

3. Bake at 350°F for 11 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Decorate with Royal Icing; do not thin with extra water.

 

Makes: about 3-1/2 dozen

Prep: 15 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Bake: 11 minutes

 

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe about 3-1/2 dozen

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 77
  • Total Fat (g) 2
  • Saturated Fat (g) 1
  • Carbohydrate (g) 13

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

 

Source: Parents

 

Editor’s Note: we would like to know your faviote ones with your kids. dan@goldcoastchronicle.com

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