These are gingerbread people.

Bowen
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set the oven for 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Melt a little of the butter and grease baking sheets using a pastry brush.

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  • Put the butter, brown sugar, and honey in a saucepan and stir them over low heat until they have melted.

  • Sift the flour, ginger, and baking soda into a mixing bowl. Add the melted mixture from the saucepan and egg.

  • Mix everything together and knead it into a ball. Chill the dough in a plastic bag for 30 minutes.

  • Sprinkle some flour on a flat, clean surface and on a rolling pin. Then roll the dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out shapes and people. Lift the cookies onto baking sheet, then gather all the leftover dough and cut out more shapes. Press currants into the dough to make eyes and buttons and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until they are golden brown.

  • To Make Icing: Sift the confectioners' sugar into a bowl. Add a little water at a time to make a thick, smooth paste. Spoon a bit of the icing into a small bowl and add a few drops of food coloring. Do the same with the rest, using a different color. Fill pastry bags with the icing and squeeze it onto the cookies to make clothes!

Nutrition Facts

270.3 calories; 3.2 g protein; 50.3 g carbohydrates; 28.7 mg cholesterol; 136.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Friends and family couldn't get enough of them. Yes the dough was hard once you took it out of the fridge but I let it sit at room temp.(can't remember for how long). Then I broke off big chunks kneaded it for a bit and it rolled out onto a floured board. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2005
The flavor was great but the cookies were too hard not that dense slightly soft gingerbread texture. I didn't over-mix but maybe they needed more flour? Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Friends and family couldn't get enough of them. Yes the dough was hard once you took it out of the fridge but I let it sit at room temp.(can't remember for how long). Then I broke off big chunks kneaded it for a bit and it rolled out onto a floured board. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2005
The flavor was great but the cookies were too hard not that dense slightly soft gingerbread texture. I didn't over-mix but maybe they needed more flour? Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Friends and family couldn't get enough of them. Yes the dough was hard once you took it out of the fridge but I let it sit at room temp.(can't remember for how long). Then I broke off big chunks kneaded it for a bit and it rolled out onto a floured board. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2007
Thanks for the recipe it was really helpful I didn't have any molasses on hand so the recipe was easy to follow and make. It would be 5 star except for before I put it into the fridge it didn't form a dough it was very dry. Any clue as to why? It could just be my altitude.. anyhoo thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2008
I love these and i would really love to try and make them sometime as ive never tried to make them before. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2004
This is a great recipe to use with your children. They can let their imaginations roam. We made the family the pets etc. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2008
It was tasteless and dry. I only baked them 8 minutes and they were hards as a rock after cooling. My kids wouldn't eat them and I added extra spices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2008
I didn't have any honey around so I used corn syrup instead. I also added more ginger. They came out very well but next time I'll add even more ginger (and maybe some ground cloves). Good easy recipe! Read More
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