Christmas Recipes

Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

Yield: 20 servings, one cookie each


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 (4 serving size) box Jell-O Butterscotch Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Beat butter, sugar, dry pudding mix and egg in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients. Gradually add to pudding mixture, beating well after each addition; cover.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  4. 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.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Use a straw to make hole near top of each cookie to use for hanging.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Remove from baking sheets to wore racks; cool completely.
  8. Decorate as desired.
  9. Insert a colorful ribbon through holes to hang cookies on tree.


To easily decorate these 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.


Per serving: Calories 160 Total fat 7g Saturated fat 3.5g Cholesterol 30mg Sodium 200mg Carbohydrate 22g Dietary fiber 0g Sugars 11g Protein 2g

Vitamin A 4% DV Vitamin C 0% DV Calcium 0% DV Iron 6% DV

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Kraft Heinz Company

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