Gingerbread Candle Holders Recipe

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Gingerbread Candle Holders
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  • 3 cups king arthur unbleached self-rising flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • icing:
  • 2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tbsp water


  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, ginger and cloves. Add butter; cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the brown sugar, molasses and egg; cover and process until blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Unwrap dough; knead until smooth, about 8 times. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut out eight trees with a floured 5-in. tree-shaped cookie cutter. Cut out eight 3-in. round circles, rerolling dough scraps if necessary.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes. Using a plastic straw, cut out circles in a random pattern on the trees (so candlelight can shine through). Bake 6-7 minutes longer or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. For icing, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, meringue powder and cream of tartar. Add water; beat on low speed for 1 minute or until very stiff.
  5. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a #5 round pastry tip. Outline trees and decorate trees with garland and ornaments as desired. Pipe icing onto the bottom edge of each tree; set tree on a round base about 1/2 in. from edge. For additional support, pipe another line of icing along the back of tree where it joins the base. Prop trees with small glasses until icing has set. Let stand overnight to dry completely. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Place a votive candle or tea light on the base of holder behind the tree, or attach a birthday candle with a dab of icing on the base. Be aware that the heat will eventually soften the icing. Yield: 8 candle holders.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 533.01 Kcal (2232 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.29g 19%
Cholesterol 51.94mg 17%
Sodium 25.16mg 1%
Potassium 259.34mg 6%
Total Carbs 108.37g 36%
Sugars 105.69g 423%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 0.94g 2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 51.1mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 383.53 Kcal (1606 kJ)
Calories from fat 79.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.84g 19%
Cholesterol 37.38mg 17%
Sodium 18.11mg 1%
Potassium 186.61mg 6%
Total Carbs 77.98g 36%
Sugars 76.05g 423%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 0.68g 2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 6%
Calcium 36.8mg 5%

* 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

  • 11.7
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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