You are here

Gingerbread People

the.instructor's picture
  Butter/Salad oil 1 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Gingerbread dough 1 Cup (16 tbs)

1. Butter and flour 2 or 3 baking sheets, each 12 by 15 to 17 inches.
2. With a flour-dusted rolling pin supported on each end by equal-size dowels, roll dough a portion at a time on a floured board.
3. Cut dough with flour-dusted cookie cutters (any shape you like). With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to baking sheets, spacing about 1/4 inch apart. Add scraps to remaining dough and repeat to roll dough and cut remaining cookies.
4. As pans are filled, bake cookies in a 275° oven until they give a little when pressed in center and are slightly but evenly browned, 15 to 18 minutes for Winch-thick cookies, 20 to 25 minutes for 1/8-inch-thick cookies. Let cool on pans 5 minutes. With spatula, transfer to racks to cool. If needed, wash, dry, butter, and flour baking sheets to fill again.
5. If desired, decorate cookies with icing piped through a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/4-inch tip; let stand until icing is dry and hard, about 30 minutes.

Recipe Summary


Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.3 (19 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1611 Calories from Fat 510

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g91.2%

Saturated Fat 17.7 g88.6%

Trans Fat 13.1 g

Cholesterol 65 mg21.7%

Sodium 495.7 mg20.7%

Total Carbohydrates 246 g82%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 85.6 g

Protein 20 g39.2%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 2.2% Iron 32.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Gingerbread People Recipe