Gingerbread Snowmen

Gingerbread Snowmen
Servings: 42 Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies Prep 15 mins Chill 2 hrs Bake 350°F 11 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Royal Icing
  • Candy corn, halved lengthwise
  • Mini chocolate chips

Make It

1. Beat together butter and sugar. Add egg and molasses and beat until smooth. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, ginger, pepper and cinnamon in another bowl. Stir into butter mixture. Divide dough in half. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll half of dough on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut circles with a 3 1/2-inch cutter; transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Reroll scraps; cut. Repeat with the remaining dough.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 11 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Spread with Royal Icing; decorate with candy corn and mini chips to resemble a face.

Icing

4. In a medium-size bowl, combine confectioners sugar, powdered egg whites and 2 tablespoons cool water. Beat on high with an electric mixer for 5 minutes, adding more water as needed.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 42; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 71, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 11, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 7, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 20, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.