Classic Gingerbread Cutouts

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These cookies are so versatile! They are delicious, naturally low-fat, and even make terrific Christmas ornaments that keep for years. Royal Icing is best for decoration. CAUTION: These cookies have a way of disappearing!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • cup molasses

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 3 egg whites

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the molasses and eggs. Combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger; beat into the molasses mixture. Gradually stir in the remaining flour by hand to form a stiff dough.

  3. Divide dough into 2 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. In a medium bowl, sift together confectioners' sugar and cream of tartar. Blend in egg whites. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat for about 5 minutes, or until mixture is thick and stiff. Keep covered with a moist cloth until ready to frost cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
3g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 124mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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