Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

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  • Preparation Time

    15 minutes

  • Cooking Time

    10 minutes

  • Serves

    40 cookies

  • Course

    Desserts & Baked Goods

  • Main Ingredient


  • 1¾ cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup (150 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) ground ginger
  • 1tsp. (5 mL) cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. (2 mL) each allspice, nutmeg and baking soda
  • ½ cup (125 mL) Becel® Salt-Free margarine
  • ½cup (125 mL) brown sugar
  • ½cup (125 mL) fancy molasses


Step 1

In a bowl, use a fork and stir flours with spices and baking soda until well mixed.

Step 2

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat Becel® Salt-Free margarine with sugar and molasses until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well combined. Tightly form into 2 balls, then flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.


Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Working with 1 disc dough at a time, remove from fridge. For easy rolling, lightly flour both sides of disc dough and roll ¼-inch (0.5 cm) thick between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Dip cookie cutter into flour and cut shapes.

Step 4

Place on prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2-inches (5 cm) apart. Bake until firm to the touch for 10 minutes. Cool on a pan for 1 minute before transferring to rack. Cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information

This recipe has been evaluated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation registered dietitians and is part of a healthy diet based on the recommendations in Canada's Food

Calories (Kcals): 70
% Daily Value

Total Fat: 2.5g 

Saturated fat: 0g

Trans Fat: 0g  

Polyunsaturates: 0.8g

Omega-6: 0.6g

Omega-3: 0.2g

Monounsaturates: 1.2g

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 20mg 1%
Potassium: 80mg 2%

Total Carbohydrate: 11g

Dietary Fibre: 0g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 2%
Iron: 4%
Becel Salt-Free