Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Recipe

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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in molasses and egg.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter/sugar mixture and mix until well blended.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 3/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into 3-inch squares, or use your choice of cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  8. Place on cookie sheets and bake 7-8 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  10. If you plan to ice your gingerbread, prepare the icing now.
  11. Mix all icing ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 170.7 Kcal (715 kJ)
Calories from fat 72.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.01g 12%
Cholesterol 10.57mg 4%
Sodium 148.64mg 6%
Potassium 329.44mg 7%
Total Carbs 23.31g 8%
Sugars 13.57g 54%
Dietary Fiber 0.21g 1%
Protein 1.85g 4%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 23.2mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 448.39 Kcal (1877 kJ)
Calories from fat 189.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.05g 12%
Cholesterol 27.76mg 4%
Sodium 390.45mg 6%
Potassium 865.36mg 7%
Total Carbs 61.22g 8%
Sugars 35.65g 54%
Dietary Fiber 0.55g 1%
Protein 4.85g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 1%
Calcium 60.9mg 2%

* 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

  • 4
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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