Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

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"Every child in the neighborhood has requested this recipe for their Mom. I haven't found a recipe that compares! "


1 h 30 m servings 142 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and corn syrup until smooth. Beat in the egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice; stir into the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1/2 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until icing is stiff. Add food coloring if desired and pipe onto cooled cookies. This icing can also be used as a glue to affix candy decorations.
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  1. 25 Ratings


This recipe is more like a gingersnaps recipe rather than a soft and/or chewy gingerbread people recipe. However, they were really tasty and worked well with cutouts. The icing recipe worked...

These were wonderful. My son says they are nice and moist. The dough did spread when baking, my people looked very fat, but they tasted great.

I loved this recipe and although they are more spice biscuits than ginger, they were delicious. After reading the reviews I added an extra half a cup of flour and the biscuits kept their shape ...

I added 3 tablespoons of molasses for a more gingerbread taste. Also the gingerbread "people" looked looked like bloated blobs, probably too much baking powder? On the plus side, they were very...

The cookies are soft enough to be edible, but firm enough to make good building material, about the texture of a good sugar cookie. They are lightly spiced enough that even the people who don't...

I love this recipe! I have used it many times and it always turns out great! I get complements every time I make these. The cookies most of the time do spread out too far after being baked, but ...

This is the first time i've made gingerbread cookies, and these were fantastic. I live in New Zealand, and used Golden Syrup instead of corn syrup or molasses (as one reviewer suggested). I al...

This are good cookies, I liked them, but I found them a little bit spicier and sweeter than I would've liked. I tried to do boys and girls, and they spread out so much, you couldn't tell what th...

These cookies were the closest thing that compared to my grandmother's recipe. The intensity of the ginger and cloves were perfect. Well done.