Gingerbread Girls And Boys
|Liquid butter buds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/2 Cup Promise Ultra Fat-Free Margarine)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/4 Cup Sugar + 3 Packets Sweet 'N Low)|
|Dark molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Self rising flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Candied cherries||1 Tablespoon|
|String licorice gummy bears||1 Tablespoon|
|Red hots||1 Tablespoon|
|Silver candy balls||4|
|Confectioners sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs) (Do Not Use Sweet 'N Low)|
Icing: Add more water, 1 tsp. at a time until you get the consistency that can be used in a decorator tube Cookies: Cream liquid Butter Buds and sugar.
Blend in molasses, water, flour, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
Cover; chill 2-3 hours.
Heat oven to 375° F.
Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board or counter.
Cut with girl and boy cookie cutters; place on cookie sheet sprayed with non-fat cooking spray.
Press raisins for eyes, nose, and buttons.
Use bits of candies, cherries, and licorice for other trims.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Immediately remove from baking sheet.
Trim with icing when they have cooled.
You may wait to decorate them after they have been baked plain and cooled.