Sarah Michelle Gellar Shares Her Family’s Recipe for Gingerbread Cookies

Sarah Michelle Gellar
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is ready for the holidays. Crafting gingerbread cookies is a fun activity for the Foodstirs cofounder and her children, Charlotte, 8, and Rocky, 5, whom she shares with husband Freddie Prinze Jr.

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Instead of making gingerbread men, they “make an entire family, then make them into a sandwich with frosting in between,” the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 40, exclusively tells Us Weekly. See her recipe below!

Sarah Michelle Gellar Gingerbread Cookies Foodstirs
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Ingredients:
11 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 egg
Foodstirs Organic Very Merry Gingerbread Cookie Mix
3 tbsp cold water, more if needed

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Directions:
1. Using a stand mixer on low speed, blend butter until creamy. Add egg and Organic Very Merry Gingerbread Cookie Mix, then add 1 tbsp of water at a time until moist dough forms and pulls away from side of bowl.
2. Form dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes or until dough is firm.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper if desired. Roll dough ¼-inch thick on a very well-floured board and cut with a 3 ½-inch-tall gingerbread cookie cutter. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
4. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden at edges and just firm to the touch. Cool on pan for a few minutes before removing to wire rack. Makes 25 cookies.

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