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Butterscotch Gingerbread Men Recipe

Butterscotch Gingerbread Men Recipe

The addition of butterscotch pudding makes these a little different than most gingerbread cutout recipes. The recipe comes from my mother-in-law's files.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and pudding mix until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 5-in. gingerbread man cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. In another small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Decorate cookies with frosting as desired. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 183 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"We added milk to make the dough a little easier to work with. We didn't refrigerate it overnight just stuck it in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. It was still a little sticky to cut out. The cookies were delicious just hard to cut out with cookie cutters."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"I only cooled about 15 minutes because we were in a hurry. Dough was pretty soft but gently workable.We only used a round cookie cutter. Flavor of these cookies was terrific!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2008

"I made the dough for this recipe and refrigerated it over night. The dough was crumbly and would not roll out so I ended up tossing it. I'm disappoinated as this recipe sounds yummy. Any ideas on how to get the dough to stick together so it will roll out?"

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