Kahlua Gingerbread People with Kahlua Icing

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Pamela

I cut this out from my inlaw's newspaper. I found it to be a great dough to work with and it tastes great. Just remember the dough is easiest to handle if it is refridgerated overnight, so plan ahead.

Top Review by Bondnz

I made these for my recluse brother-inlaw's bday this year - seeing as he hates people & all lol!! Well they worked a treat!! I used a bit more ginger/kahlua & they turned out perfectly!! Delicious!! Looking for any excuse to whip them up again!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, butter, and sugar together.
  2. Beat in egg until fluffy.
  3. Stir in molasses and Kahlua.
  4. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and blend well.
  5. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.
  6. Roll out to 3/8 inch, on a well floured surface, a portion at a time.
  7. Keep remaining dough chilled.
  8. Cut with cookie cutter and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  10. Let stand for 1 minute to firm.
  11. Decorate with Kahlua Icing.
  12. For icing combine all ingredients and tint with food coloring if desired.
  13. Pipe icing as desired.
  14. to make icing spreadable add 1 or 2 tsp more Kahlua.

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