Gingerbread People Cookies Recipe

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Gingerbread People Cookies
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  1. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
  2. Combine the flour and next 7 ingredients (flour through cloves) in a bowl, and set aside.
  3. Combine granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer 5 minutes.
  4. Add molasses and egg white; beat well.
  5. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended.
  6. Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  7. Chill 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°.
  9. Working with 1 half of dough at a time (keep remaining half chilled until ready to use), roll the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a heavily floured surface; cut with a 2 1/2-inch boy or girl cookie cutter.
  10. Place gingerbread cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  11. Arrange currants on cookies as buttons.
  12. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes.
  13. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.
  14. Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small bowl.
  15. Spoon into a decorating bag or a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag with a tiny hole snipped in 1 corner of bag, and decorate as desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 506.55 Kcal (2121 kJ)
Calories from fat 171.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.03g 29%
Cholesterol 10.17mg 3%
Sodium 447.87mg 19%
Potassium 1045.18mg 22%
Total Carbs 79.21g 26%
Sugars 45.27g 181%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g 4%
Protein 6.02g 12%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 69.9mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 417.52 Kcal (1748 kJ)
Calories from fat 141.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.69g 29%
Cholesterol 8.38mg 3%
Sodium 369.15mg 19%
Potassium 861.48mg 22%
Total Carbs 65.29g 26%
Sugars 37.32g 181%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 4%
Protein 4.96g 12%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 6%
Calcium 57.6mg 7%

* 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

  • 11.5
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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