Gingerbread Angels Recipe

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  1. Whisk flour, ground ginger, cinnamon, soda, and salt in large bowl. Place crystallized ginger in mini processor; add 1 tablespoon flour mixture and blend until ginger is very finely chopped. Using electric mixer, beat butter in another large bowl until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in molasses, orange juice, and orange peel (batter may look curdled). Beat in crystallized ginger mixture. Blend in remaining flour-spice mixture. Gather dough together. Flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill at least 4 hours.
  2. Position 1 rack in top third and 1 rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Divide dough into 4 portions; shape each into round. Chill 3 rounds. Roll out remaining dough round on floured work surface to generous 1/8-inch thickness. Using floured angel-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Gather dough scraps and reroll to generous 1/8-inch thickness; cut out more cookies. Using spatula, transfer cookies to sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Brush cookies with glaze, then sprinkle with raw sugar and/or colored sugar, if desired.
  3. Bake cookies until golden, reversing sheets after 7 minutes, about 14 minutes total. Let stand 2 minutes; transfer to racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough, cooling baking sheets between batches. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 week ahead. Store between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 786.11 Kcal (3291 kJ)
Calories from fat 163.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.19g 28%
Cholesterol 102.49mg 34%
Sodium 845.52mg 35%
Potassium 403.29mg 9%
Total Carbs 139.35g 46%
Sugars 31.03g 124%
Dietary Fiber 4.53g 18%
Protein 15.32g 31%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Calcium 77.4mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 346.17 Kcal (1449 kJ)
Calories from fat 72.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.01g 28%
Cholesterol 45.13mg 34%
Sodium 372.34mg 35%
Potassium 177.59mg 9%
Total Carbs 61.37g 46%
Sugars 13.66g 124%
Dietary Fiber 2g 18%
Protein 6.75g 31%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 1.1mg 13%
Calcium 34.1mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.4
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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