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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

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servings Makes 24 servings 24
preparation time PREP Under 15 minutes
total time TOTAL Less than 1 hour

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg or ¼ cup egg substitute
  • decorating frosting (recipe below)

Directions

  1. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat together shortening and brown sugar. Blend in flour, molasses, water, baking soda, salt, allspice, cinnamon cloves, ginger and egg. Cover; chill 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to ¼-inch thickness. Cut with desired cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool.
  3. Spoon frosting into decorating bag with small writing tube. Decorate cookies. Allow cookies to dry 1 hour. Makes about 2 dozen.
  4. Decorating Frosting: In small bowl with electric mixer at low speed, beat 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons warm water and 1½ teaspoons meringue powder until smooth. Increase speed to high; beat until knife drawn through mixture leaves clear path.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving

Calories150

Protein1g

Carbohydrates27g

Fiber0g

Sugars17g

Fat4g

Cholesterol0mg

Sodium85mg

Saturated Fat1.5g

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