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Orange Spiced Gingerbread People

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Ingredients
For cookies
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), softened (Land O Lakes Brand)
  Light molasses 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Grated orange peel 2 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For frosting
  Powdered sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened (Land O Lakes Brand)
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Milk 4 Tablespoon
  Food coloring 3 Drop (If Desired)
  Candy decorations 1 Tablespoon (If Desired)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Heat the oven to 375°.

MAKING
2) In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, molasses, egg and orange peel.
3) Beat at medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes, till creamy.
4) Lower speed and add all the remaining cookie ingredients.
5) Beat till well mixed.
6) Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
7) Wrap in plastic food wrap.
8) Chill for at least 2 hours till firm.
9) On a well floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness, one portion at a time.
10) Cut with a 4 to 5-inch cookie cutters.
11) Arrange 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
12) Place in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, till no indentation remains on touching.
13) Cool completely.
14) In a small bowl, add powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla.
15) Slowly beat, gradually adding milk, till desired spreading consistency.
16) Color frosting with food coloring.
17) Decorate cookies with frosting and decorator candies.

SERVING
18) Garnish with orange zest and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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