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Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

"The addition of butterscotch pudding adds a delicious twist to the traditional gingerbread cookie."
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1 h 32 m servings
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Original recipe yields 20 servings

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  1. Beat butter, sugar, dry pudding mix and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Combine remaining ingredients. Gradually add to pudding mixture, beating well after each addition; cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is firm..
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch-thickness. Cut into gingerbread shapes with 4-inch cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets. Use a straw to make a hole near the top of each cookie to use for hanging.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets. Cool on wire racks. Decorate as desired

Footnotes

  • Make it Easy
  • To easily decorate these cookies, fill a resealable plastic bag with prepared frosting. Seal the bag and cut a small corner off the bottom of the bag. Roll down the top of the bag to squeeze the frosting over the cookies to decorate as desired.

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Most helpful positive review

My husband and kids made these tonight. I like them better than traditional gingerbread men, which are too hard and crunchy for me. These were soft and delicious.

Most helpful critical review

This is a good cookie, but there are a few issues with it. First of all, it's not really a gingerbread cookie. It's more of a "spice cookie." The finished product tastes almost exactly like a...

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This is a good cookie, but there are a few issues with it. First of all, it's not really a gingerbread cookie. It's more of a "spice cookie." The finished product tastes almost exactly like a...

My husband and kids made these tonight. I like them better than traditional gingerbread men, which are too hard and crunchy for me. These were soft and delicious.

This recipe for gingerbread people is excellent. The butterscotch pudding flavor really adds sweetness to the cookie. I would highly recommend this recipe for anyone looking to make gingerbread ...

I made these with my little one last night, but I did make a few changes. I agree with another reviewer about the dough being too crumbly, so I added about 1/3 cup unsulfered molasses at the end...

It was very hard to work with even after refrigerating for 1 hour. I needs more than just one egg as far as wet ingrediences go!!

These cookies were the best I have tasted so far for a gingerbread cookie.

I would rate this a 5 but the cookies are a tiny bit of a pain. Firstly i had encountered the same problem as many others have - dough was far too crumbly, i added about 2 tbs more of butter tha...

These cookie were good. I don't know as they are really gingerbread cookies, they have a more butterscotchy flavor. But still very good :) I did find the dough a little dry as well but afte...

These are really good cookies. I can never keep them in the house my son loves them.

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