Gingerbread People

4.3
(226) 193 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
32
min.
Servings

20 servings

Butterscotch pudding is the secret to our super-moist take on these beloved holiday cookies. Our only advice: Don’t tell Grandma you've found a better recipe.

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Make It

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  • Combine first 4 ingredients. Beat all remaining ingredients except powdered sugar and water in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness; cut into gingerbread shapes with 4-inch cookie cutter, rerolling trimmings as necessary. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Mix powdered sugar and water until blended. Use to decorate cookies as desired.

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How to Decorate Cookies

To easily decorate cooled cookies, spoon icing into resealable plastic bag. Seal bag, then cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag. Use to squeeze icing over cookies to decorate as desired.

Special Extra

Roll out dough and cut into shapes as directed; place on prepared baking sheets. Use straw to make hole near top of each cutout. After cookies are decorated, insert ribbon through holes to hang cookies on tree.

Servings

  • 20 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 180
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • SherryAnn100 |

    My granddaughters, Grace age 5 and Abby age 3 just made these cookies and we all loved them! The taste is mild so the young ones liked the taste and they were soft yet still held the shape and were easy to decorate. I am allergic to gluten so used gluten free flour. They turned out great. The recipe was easy to follow.

  • alioli |

    I've been making these for years! love turning them into ornaments as well as eating them!

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