Gingerbread men

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 160
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 49.5
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 30.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g

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A classic Christmas comfort food, surprisingly low in calories! A classic Christmas comfort food, surprisingly low in calories!
Number of Servings: 160


    1 c. molasses
    1 c. Crisco
    1 c. sugar
    1 egg
    1/2 t vanilla
    2 t baking soda
    1/2 c HOT water
    3/4 t cloves
    3 t cinnamon
    1 t salt
    1 1/2 t ginger
    6 c flour

    4 c powdered sugar
    1 c. milk
    2 t. vanilla


Simmer molasses & Crisco for 2-5 minues (do NOT scorch); set asie. Cream sugar, egg, and vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add to creamed mixture; stir. Blend cloves, cinnaon, salt, and ginger with creamed mixture. Add molasses mixture. Beat in flour. Roll thick and cut while hot. Bake at 375 for 5-10 minutes, depending on cookie size. Immediately dip completely in glaze (this is what keeps the cookies moist and delicious, but you can cut about 1/3 of the calories if you leave it out). I used a small cookie cutter and got 160 cookies from this recipe.

Number of Servings: 160

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TOMIANNIE.