Classic Gingerbread Cutouts

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!"

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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This was a great recipe, but I have some tips for others wanting to make the recipe. The taste, I thought, was great but you could add more spices if you want to. (Just look at other gingerbre...

I made these cookies for Christmas this year. I found that rolling the dough 1/4" instead of 1/8" made the cookies softer and more fun to decorate. My daughter decorated the cookies, putting t...

This made a beautiful gingerbread house! I used the template on this website and did the recipe exactly as it says to here. It made a gingerbread house and quite a few large gingerbread people. ...