Gingerbread Boys And Girls Recipe

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Gingerbread Boys And Girls
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  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark molasses
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed cloves (optional)
  • 10 drops food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp water
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  1. Mix shortening, brown sugar, and molasses thoroughly. Stir in 2/3 cup water. Blend flour, soda, salt, and spices; stir into molasses mixture. Chill for about 1 hour.
  2. Roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with boy and girl cookie cutters.
  3. Make egg yolk paint by blending egg yolks and 1/2 teaspoon water. Divide the yolk among a few small bowls, and add food coloring to each cup for desired color. Paint the clothes and decorations on the cookies as desired. Carefully transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet. Using a toothpick, make a hole in the top of each cookie. Press raisins into dough for eyes, nose, mouth. Use bits of candied cherries for coat buttons, and strips of citron for ties.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly, then carefully remove from baking sheet.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3295.07 Kcal (13796 kJ)
Calories from fat 389.95 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.33g 67%
Cholesterol 163.68mg 55%
Sodium 2636.78mg 110%
Potassium 4905.78mg 104%
Total Carbs 680.48g 227%
Sugars 296.31g 1185%
Dietary Fiber 18.37g 73%
Protein 51.46g 103%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Iron 21mg 117%
Calcium 745.3mg 75%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 319.47 Kcal (1338 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.2g 67%
Cholesterol 15.87mg 55%
Sodium 255.64mg 110%
Potassium 475.63mg 104%
Total Carbs 65.97g 227%
Sugars 28.73g 1185%
Dietary Fiber 1.78g 73%
Protein 4.99g 103%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 6%
Iron 2mg 117%
Calcium 72.3mg 75%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 68.7
  • 88

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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