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Gingerbread People December 12, 2012

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Gingerbread People

Serves 108
Prep time 2 hours, 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 2 hours, 25 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Website Betty Crocker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 2/3 cups cold water
  • 7 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1
In large bowl, stir together brown sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours
Step 2
Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with floured gingerbread cutter or other favorite shaped cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Step 3
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched (for a softer, chewier cookie, bake 8 to 10 minutes). Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Step 4
In large bowl, stir together all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Decorate cookies with frosting.