Easy Gingerbread Friends

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7-9 minutes

Ingredients List:

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated gingerbread cookies
  • ½ cup ready-to-spread frosting
  • 100 red cinnamon candies or other small red candies


 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.

2. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of flour onto work surface; coat sides of half of dough with flour. With rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, adding additional flour as needed to prevent sticking. With floured 2 1/2- to 3-inch gingerbread boy or girl cutter, cut out dough boys or girls. Gently brush excess flour from shapes; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining half of dough.

3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely. Place icing in piping bag, decorate with icing and candies for eyes and buttons, as desired.

Yield: 20 cookies

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Dec. 4, 2010 at 7:59 AM

I already make about 10 different kinds of cookies and my family really do not like gingerbread, but thanks anyway for the elf mail and recipe!

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Dec. 24, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Thanks much !

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