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Gloria's Best Gingerbread Cookies

 
38

Yield

3

dozen

Prep

20

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

9

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 cup margarine
corn-oil
1 cup molasses
1 cup sugar
1 each eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons cinnamon
ground
2 teaspoons cloves
ground
2 teaspoons ginger
ground
1 teaspoon nutmeg
ground
1 x currants
raisins, silver balls and candy, for decoration
*
1 each egg yolks
mixed with 1 teaspoon of water
*
1 x icing for decorating
*

Directions

Beat margarine, sugar and molasses in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and mix well.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon. Add to butter mixture; mix well.

Divide dough into 4 equal portions on a large piece of plastic or waxed paper. Wrap and shape into a flat disk about 1 inch thick. Refrigerate until firm, about 8 hours, or freeze for 2 hours.

(Dough can be refrigerated up to 3 days)

Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Working with 1 disk of the dough at a time, roll out on a well-floured board, dusting the rolling pin as you work.

Dough will be very soft and can be difficult to work with so work quickly and use plenty of flour.

Using cookie cutters dipped in flour, cut into desired shapes.

Put cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Use currants or candy for eyes or buttons, if desired.

Bake until lightly puffed, 7 to 10 minutes. First batch may be puffier because they will have less flour rolled in them.

While still warm, paint with egg yolk wash if desired.

Cool on wire racks.

Cool completely, then decorate as desired with icing.

Icing: Mix confectioners' sugar with a small amount of water until thick and spreading consistency.

Add food coloring if desired and put in a small plastic bag.

Cut a small hole in one corner and drizzle icing out onto the cooled cookies.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 332g (11.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 134233% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 75%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 803mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 72%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 87%
Calcium 30% Iron 62%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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