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Gingerbread Cookies

Makes: 36 servings
Serving size: 1 cookie Yield: 36 (3-inch) cookies
Gingerbread Cookies
  • 1/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1/4  cup  50% to 70% vegetable oil spread
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar*
  • 2  teaspoons  ground ginger
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1/4  cup  full-flavor molasses
  • 1/4  cup  refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  cup  white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour

1. In a large bowl, combine butter and vegetable oil spread; beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Beat until well mixed, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in molasses and egg. (Mixture will look curdled.) Add all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, beating just until combined. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill the dough for 2 to 3 hours or until easy to handle.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough, half at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 2- to 3-inch gingerbread person cookie cutter, cut out shapes; reroll scraps as necessary. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until edges are firm and centers are set. Cool on cookie sheets on wire racks for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks; cool.

From the Test Kitchen*Test Kitchen Tip:
  • We do not recommend using brown sugar substitutes for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts (Gingerbread Cookies)
  • Servings Per Recipe 36,
  • cal. (kcal) 73,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • chol. (mg) 3,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 73,
  • Other Carb () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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