• 36servings
  • 35minutes
  • 228calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B12, H, D
MineralsNatrium, Fluorine, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup butter, softened

  2. 1 cup sugar

  3. 2 eggs

  4. 1 cup molasses

  5. 1/2 cup cold water

  6. 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  7. 4 teaspoons baking soda

  8. 1 teaspoon salt

  9. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  11. 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  12. 1/4 cup butter, softened

  13. 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  14. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  15. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  16. 3 to 4 tablespoons boiling water

  17. M&M's minis or other candies

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Molasses Cutouts Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses and water. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until easy to handle.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 5-in. gingerbread man cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  3. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, ginger, salt, cinnamon and enough water to achieve spreading consistency. Frost and decorate cookies as desired. Yield: about 3 dozen.


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