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Gingerbread People

Points® value
Total Time
22 min
10 min
12 min
Experiment with the cookie decorations. For example, use 1/8-inch satin ribbons for bow ties, and raisins, cinnamon hearts or silver nonpareils to make eyes, nose


Cake flour

2¾ cup(s), sifted

Baking powder

1 tbsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

1 tbsp(s)

Ground cloves

1 tsp(s)

Ground ginger

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Baking soda

¼ tsp(s)

Raw egg

1 large, beaten

Ground allspice

¼ tsp(s)

Dark brown sugar

1 cup(s), firmly packed


¾ cup(s), dark

Reduced-calorie margarine

½ cup(s), at room temperature


  1. In a large bowl, sift together first seven ingredients; set aside. In mixer on medium, beat egg, allspice, brown sugar, molasses and margarine. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients, a little at a time, mixing after each addition to form a stiff dough.
  2. Gather dough into 2 equal balls, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 375°C (176°F). Lightly grease baking sheet(s) with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Remove 1 ball of dough from refrigerator and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to a 1/3-inch thickness. Cut gingerbread shapes from dough with floured cutters (about 3 inches tall). Decorate as desired with oven-safe decorations.
  5. Transfer cookies to baking sheet(s). Bake until slightly firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool.
  6. Yields 60 cookies. SmartPoints do not include decorations.