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    Sassy Gingerbread Men

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    2 hrs

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    30 mins

    Emily's Note:

    Simply the best Gingerbread recipe I have had. The addition of orange zest sets these cookies apart they are sweet and slightly spicy at the same time. I am not sure what the origins of this recipe are, I got it from my step-mother Susan who I have referenced before as my cooking inspiration.

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    Serves: 12-14



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    1. 1
      Thoroughly cream together butter and sugar.
    2. 2
      Add egg, beat until light and fluffy.
    3. 3
      Add orange zest and corn syrup, mix well.
    4. 4
      Sift together remaining ingredients, stir into creamed mixture.
    5. 5
      Chill dough thoroughly.
    6. 6
      Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
    7. 7
      On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
    8. 8
      Cut with Gingerbread men (and women) cookie cutters.
    9. 9
      Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
    10. 10
      Bake 8-10 minutes
    11. 11
      Cool on rack.
    12. 12
      Decorate sassy little men with royal icing and raisins if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2010


      I would give these ten stars for taste alone. They are addictive. I did use molasses instead of corn syrup and added salt and halved the orange zest. They did not hold their shape at all though, so I would not recommend them for cutting out gingerbread men, but I highly recommend them as a gingerbread cookie. YUM!

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    • on December 18, 2008


      Delicious! A great addition to a Christmas Cookie Basket

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    • on December 11, 2008


      The orange zest in these cookies is just terrific! The BEST gingerbread men I have ever made!! This will be my only recipe for them from now on.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sassy Gingerbread Men

    Serving Size: 1 (73 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 364.7
    Calories from Fat 144
    Total Fat 16.1 g
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    Cholesterol 58.3 mg
    Sodium 427.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 26.0 g
    Protein 3.9 g

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