Gingerbread Village

Gingerbread Village
Yield: about 60 3-inch cookies Prep 25 mins Chill 4 hrs Bake 350°F 8 mins per batch


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • Froot Loops cereal
  • Mini candy-coated milk chocolate candies
  • Fruit chews candies
  • White tube frosting

Make It

1. In a medium bowl stir together the flours, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, molasses, and zest. Beat until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Shape into 4 disks. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 4 hours or overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. On a lightly floured surface, working with one disk at a time, roll dough until it's 1/4-inch thick (if too firm, let stand 10 minutes). Cut out house shapes using a 3-inch cutter and arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll scraps and repeat with remaining dough.

3. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and just starting to brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

4. Decorate with cereal and candies, attaching with frosting. Makes about 60 3-inch cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 110, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 12, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 17, Monounsaturated fat (g): 1, fiber (g): 1, sugar (g): 9, pro. (g): 1, vit. A (IU): 97, vit. C (mg): 1, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): , Niacin (mg): 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): , Folate (µg): 12, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): , sodium (mg): 58, Potassium (mg): 69, calcium (mg): 10, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.