Gingerbread People Recipe

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Gingerbread People
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  1. Mix molasses, brown sugar, water and shortening.
  2. Mix in remaining ingredients except frosting.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350.
  5. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on floured board.
  6. Cut with floured gingerbread cutter or other favorite shaped cutter.
  7. Place about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam or greased.
  8. Bake until no indentation remains when touched, about 10 to 12 minutes; cool.
  9. Decorate with decorator’s frosting. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen, 2 1/2 inch cookies.
  11. 2 cups powered sugar
  12. 2 to 3 TBS. water (Go slow on adding water)
  13. Food coloring of your choice
  14. Use just enough water to make a very stiff frosting that can be piped through a decorator’s tube, a cone made from waxed paper, or a zip lock baggy with just the very tip cut off. After combining your sugar and water, separate frosting into small bowls and add different food coloring as desired. I RECOMMEND buying decorator’s frosting already prepared with tips of different shapes that twist onto the tubes of frosting. Most stores carry this in the cake mix isle.
  16. This frosting sets like cement so that gingerbread people can be stacked once frosting dries. IT IS NOT the kind of frosting to ice a cake with. It has NO butter, vanilla, or salt.
  18. Decrease flour to 6 cups. Roll dough 1/2 inch thick and cut with floured 2 1/2 inch round cutter. Place about 1 1/2 inch apart on lighted greased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 170.74 Kcal (715 kJ)
Calories from fat 22.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.55g 4%
Sodium 166.32mg 7%
Potassium 124.79mg 3%
Total Carbs 33.71g 11%
Sugars 11.33g 45%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g 4%
Protein 2.93g 6%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 23.9mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 338.41 Kcal (1417 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.06g 4%
Sodium 329.63mg 7%
Potassium 247.34mg 3%
Total Carbs 66.8g 11%
Sugars 22.46g 45%
Dietary Fiber 1.86g 4%
Protein 5.8g 6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 1.3mg 4%
Calcium 47.3mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.4
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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