• 15 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
chill:
1 hr
bake:
15 mins at 325°
cool:
10 mins
Yield:
9 cookies
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Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside.

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat oven to 325°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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Santa-Size Gingerbread Cookies)

471 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 64mg; sodium 541mg; potassium 354mg; carbohydrates 78g; fiber 1g; sugar 47g; protein 5g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 486IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 69mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 81mg; iron 3mg.

Powdered Sugar Icing

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  • 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.

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Reviews

15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
12/16/2015
Can these be made smaller - don't really want huge cookies. (Gingerbread cookies)
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