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Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies

Classic Gingerbread Man Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Five-ingredient gingerbread cookies! What could be easier? ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ gingerbread cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
1/2
container (1-lb size) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla or creamy white frosting
1
bottle (2 oz) Betty Crocker™ red cinnamon decors

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, water and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 2
    On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch gingerbread man cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with round tip. Pipe frosting on cookies. Decorate with cinnamon decors.

Expert Tips

  • You can bake cookies and store them tightly covered in the freezer for up to two months.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Is there anything that smells more like Christmas than gingerbread cookies baking in the oven? The aroma of cinnamon, ginger and other classic spices have filled up kitchens for centuries and taken all kinds of gingerbread shapes (gingerbread houses, gingerbread boys and girls, gingerbread bars—you name it!). So if you’re looking to follow centuries of holiday tradition, get your ingredients ready. Did we mention this particular recipe only calls for five ingredients? Making deliciously chewy gingerbread cookies couldn’t be easier. Baking up some gingerbread men is great, but if your taste buds are impatient these are just as tasty in classic cookie form. And if you really can’t wait for your kitchen to smell like Christmas, you can bake them up now and wrap them up in your freezer for up to two months. Our Betty Crocker Kitchens experts share their top 10 tips for baking, freezing and decorating, so you can learn how to bake the perfect cookies like a pro.

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