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Gingerbread Cookies
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian – 2 Carb Choices
Updated: © 1952 - 2012
Also makes excellent "Gingerbread Man.

This recipe has been in the family since the early fifties. Danny Boy's Cookies, once owned by our son and his wife, perfected this. We have converted it to a no salt, low sodium version and it tastes and acts like the high sodium version.

Makes 36 2" Cookies
or, 6 Gingerbread "Men"

Nutritional Information
Sodium Per Recipe: 161.3 mg
Sodium Per Cookie:

Per Serving:
Calories: 136.4
Protein: 1.334 g
Carbohydrate: 21.4 g
Dietary Fiber; .474 g
Total Sugars: 11.2 g
Total Fat: 5.256 g
Saturated Fat: 3.206 g
Monounsat Fat: 1.492 g
Polyunsat Fat: .248 g
Cholesterol: 13.8 mg
Calcium: 55.6 mg
Potassium: 151.7 mg
Sodium: 4.481 mg
Vitamin K: 0 mcg
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter (24.9 mg)
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar (2 mg)
  • 1 cup molasses (121.4 mg)
  • 2 tablespoons hot no sodium water (0 mg)
  • 1 teaspoon (heaping) Ener-G Baking Soda (0 mg)
  • 3 1/2 cups white unbleached all purpose flour (8.75 mg)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon ground ginger (2.104 mg)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (2.149 mg)

    Cream the butter, sugar, molasses, hot water in a medium to large mixing bowl with your electric beater.

    Combine the baking soda, flour and spices in another bowl. Gradually stir this into the butter-molasses mixture using half or slower speed with your mixer.

    divide in half into round balls and place in bowl to chill in your refrigerator overnight or for at least two hours.

    Preheat the oven to 350o F.

    Roll out the dough with a pin to about 1/4" to 3/8" thickness (no thinner) and cut out the gingerbread men (each ball should make 3 gingerbread men). If making cookies, use a drinking glass or cookie cutter to cut out 36 2" cookies. Please these on an ungreased cookie sheet.

    Bake at 350o F for 10 to 12 minutes (the less time the better). Cool on rack.

    If making cookies: dust with a pinch of sugar after they cook and are hot on the pan. Cool on rack.

    If making gingerbread "men" then cool for your children to make them into the characters they want. They can use frosting, M&Ms, miniature marshmallows, raisins or nuts.