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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
chill:
2 hrs
bake:
13 mins at 350°
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

Cookies
Royal Icing

Directions

Cookies
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.

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  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, then molasses. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough in half, wrap and chill for 2 hours.

  • Heat oven to 350°. On a well-floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with assortedsize gingerbread cookie cutters; transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Re-roll scraps and cut. Repeat with rest of dough.

  • Bake at 350° for 13 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks to cool. Decorate with Royal Icing, if using.

Royal Icing
  • In a bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar, powdered egg whites and 3 tbsp water until thick and shiny, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a pastry bag with a writing tip. Outline cookies and pipe on dots of frosting; add M&M’s minis as buttons. Let dry.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; total fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 15mg; sodium 62mg; carbohydrates 25g; fiberg; protein 2g.

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