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48 servings
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Meal Types:
Breads & Baked Products
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Orange Zest Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies with an orange twist.



  1. Combine molasses, brown sugar, butter and egg in a large bowl until creamy.
  2. Grate an orange peel on fine side of the grater and add to the mixture. Add rest of ingredients and beat until well mixed.
  3. Cover mixture and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C) and grease cookie sheets.
  5. Roll out half the dough onto floured surface to 1/4" thick (keep other half refrigerated). Cut out with desired cookie cutter shapes and place 1" apart on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Let cool completely.
  7. Note: decorate with basic frosting if desired.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 56 calories in 1 serving of Orange Zest Gingerbread Cookies.
Calorie break-down: 18% fat, 75% carbs, 7% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 10
Calories 56
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1.13g 2%
  Saturated Fat 0.208g 1%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.438g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.374g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 85mg  
Total Carbohydrate 10.51g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
  Sugars 4.1g  
Protein 0.91g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 63% Iron 96%
of RDI*
(56 calories)
3% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (75%)
Fat (18%)
Protein (7%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories