Special Gingerbread Cookies

180 mins (prep 150, cooking 30)
13 ingredients
40 servings
Don't eliminate the orange and lemon zest. That's what make these extra special. Dough is freezable. I've used this recipe every year for the last 30 years...tried and true! (Note: For the first time this year, I substituted pure dark cane syrup for the molasses in one batch and many liked the milder flavor even better.)

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Serving Size (33.68 g)
Servings 40
Amount per Serving
Calories 135.88 Calories from Fat 44.91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.99g 307.2%
Saturated Fat 3.07g 613.91%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 12.72mg 169.56%
Sodium 110.72mg 184.53%
Total Carbohydrate 20.83g 277.7%
Dietary Fiber 0.58 g 92.16%
Sugars 6.45 g %
Protein 1.99g 159.42%
Vitamin A 148.57IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 22.83mg% Iron 1.28mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground ginger, ground cloves, packed brown sugar, finely grated orange zest, finely grated lemon zest