Splenda Gingerbread Men
6 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
4 tsp. Ground Ginger
4 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup SPLENDA Granular
1 tsp. Salt
1 cup Molasses
3 Tbsp. Water
Blend together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
Cream butter, SPLENDA Granular and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the molasses and water. Stir well. Add the flour mixture and stir until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1-2 hours before rolling out and cutting into shapes.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Roll cookie dough out slightly less than 1/4 inch. Cut into desired shapes. Bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
I cut the above recipe in half and it made about 20 large gingerbread men. I had never made gingerbread before, and it was hard to get the cut cookies off the marble board, but it was easier with a spatula covered in flour. The recipe calls for rolling them out to 1/4″ but I think the 1/8″ ones were better. I used store-bought icing, but in tiny doses it’s just fine and isn’t too much sugar.
The best part was letting Chris and the rest of our crazy bunch decorate them! I especially like the cyclops and the injured one with the bandaged head, foot and arm in a sling! 🙂