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Gingerbread Men

Prep time:
15 minutes 
Cooking time:
10 minutes 
Total time:
25 minutes 
Ease of prep:
Easy 
Makes 24 Servings
 
Portion size:
1 Gingerbread Man 

x 24 servings

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories:
144.0 
Carbohydrates:
25.0g
Protein:
2.0g
Fat:
4.0g
Cholesterol:
9.0mg
Sodium:
83.0mg

Exchanges

Starch:
1.5 
Vegetable:
0.0 
Fruit:
0.0 
Meat:
0.0 
Fat:
1.0 
Milk:
0.0 
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Get festive with this low-fat Gingerbread Men recipe. Only 144 calories per serving, this dessert combines a variety of flavors including cinnamon, ginger, allspice and molasses.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup(s)  vegetable shortening
  • 1/2  cup(s)  sugar
  • 3/4  cup(s)  molasses
  • 1  egg
  • 3 1/2  cup(s)  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tsp  baking soda
  • 2 1/2  tsp  ground ginger
  • 2  tsp  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  tsp  ground allspice
  • 1/4  tsp  salt

Directions

  1. Cream vegetable shortening and sugar with electric mixer.
  2. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  3. With a spoon, stir in flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Dough will be stiff.
  4. Cover and chill one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F
  6. Roll out dough on lightly floured cutting board to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with cookie cutter.
  7. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Decorate as desired.

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