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Gingerbread People from JELL-O Recipe
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Gingerbread People from JELL-O

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"These cute little gingerbread people with butterscotch pudding in the dough make great tree decorations--and delicious snacks too!"

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Original recipe makes 20 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Beat butter, sugar, dry pudding mix and egg in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Mix remaining ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Heat 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, re-rolling trimmings. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Use straw to make hole near top of each cutout.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 3 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate as desired. Insert ribbon through holes to hang cookies on tree.
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Footnotes

  • How to Decorate Cookies:
  • To easily decorate cooled cookies, fill resealable plastic bag with prepared frosting. Seal bag and cut small corner off one of the bottom corners of bag. Roll down top of bag to squeeze frosting over cookies to decorate as desired.
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 02, 2014

I'm not a connoisseur of gingerbread cookies, but these were pretty decent for how little went into them. The dough wasn't dry at all like I had feared, though I had some trouble rolling the dough out smooth enough. The spice is fairly mellow, so even those who aren't crazy for normal gingerbread cookies still seem to enjoy them. I would probably use this one again for the holidays :)

 
Jan 03, 2014

Instead of rolling it flat and using a cookie cutter, I rolled the dough into little balls, covered the balls in sugar, and pressed them a little flat on the baking sheet. I loved the balance of sweet and spice and my 2 year old loved them too.

 

4 Ratings

Dec 27, 2013

I absolutely love this recipe. I don't use it for the tree decoration though. I use it as a gingerbread cookie recipe. I make them every year for my family for Christmas. It's a big hit. :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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