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I've been making gingerbread this way for the last couple years. I originally found the recipe on another website, and since then my poor bottle of molasses has been sitting on the shelf unused ;-). They're easy to mix up and roll out. I like that the flavor isn't quite as strong as some molasses-based gingerbread seems to be in my opinion. They still have a good amount of spice though, and I don't particularly taste the butterscotch. Mine always turn out on the crunchy side, but that's how I like them. I've never tried them with the lemon glaze. Thanks for posting!!! These are permanently part of my holiday baking!
These cookies are simple and delicious! We did not make the lemon glaze -- we used store-bought icing tubes to decorate. I am very impressed by how positively received the cookies are by all family members. We have never even thought about making gingerbread before! I'm sure we will use this recipe again in the future. Our batch made more like 24 cookies, but the first ones were not rolled as thinly as later ones.
Great great great! This was so easy, and my family liked the taste a lot. I used a box of sugar and fat free instant butterscotch pudding, and it worked out great. I also used only an egg white, as well as white whole wheat flour. The icing was great too. Thanks a million Karen!
The only reason I would not rate this higher is that I prefer a stronger tasting cookie. If you like a milder tasting ginger cookie this is perfect. I also needed to bake for almost twice the time - not sure if this is my oven though. It tasted much better when cooked longer - it became crunchy and didn't taste quite so strongly of butterscotch pudding.
These are awesome cookies! My entire family devours them anytime I bake them. I always have to double the recipe. I once had to make them with vanilla pudding, and they still turned out perfectly. Rather than icing them, we decorate with sprinkles, chocolate chips, and cinnamon candies. Thanks for a great recipe!
These turned out great! I didn't use the lemon frosting - instead we decorated with white frosting from a can and M&M candies. They were wonderful little gingerbread man cookies, perfect because we don't care for the taste of molasses either. We're making them again tonight!
Yum! This recipe made a delicious cookie! It was so crispy and had a great sweetness with a touch of spice. I liked that it didn't have that molasses-y taste. I personally preferred these without the frosting--it was a little tart for me, but my daughter loved it!