Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

18 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    1 h
  • Cook

    6 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Recipe by  cdagirl

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  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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Reviews (18)

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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 very well. We added food coloring and it was great!



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 beautifully. This recipe will definitely be a favourite of mine and my family's

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 142 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 22.7 g
  • 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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