Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies

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  • Yields: 9 cookies
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 1 hr
  • Bake: 15 mins 325°F
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Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies
Ingredients
2 1/2
2 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
2
teaspoons baking soda
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
 
Dash ground cloves
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup mild-flavor molasses
1
egg
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and molasses. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg until combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll 1/3-cup portions of dough into balls. Place four or five balls 4 inches apart on each cookie sheet. Flatten balls slightly.
  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges of cookies are set. Do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely. Spread cookies with Powdered Sugar Icing. Let stand until icing is set.
Powdered Sugar Icing
Ingredients
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
tablespoons milk
Directions
  1. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing reaches spreading consistency.
Nutrition Facts (Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 471 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 64 mg chol.,
  • 541 mg sodium,
  • 78 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 47 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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