Repost: Gingerbread cookies!

i would have to say that one of my favorite memories of the holidays is making gingerbread cookies. i have been making them since i was very little, and i fondly remember making tiny gingerbread boys, gingerbread girls and don’t for get the reindeer. we would then dip them into melted chocolate, giving the boys pants, the girls a skirt, and the reindeer chocolate antlers. and we would never forget a belly button or a rudolph nose compliments of a yummy red hot candy!

 
these yummies are next on my list of Christmas activities to do with the kiddies. and the recipe that i have used and love is below. the perfect amount of seasonings, molasses and honey in my opinion. and i am sure not to over cook, because i like my gingerbread cookies nice and soft!
 
Gingerbread Boys
 
cream together
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
 
add and cream
1 egg
1/8 cup honey
1/8 cup molasses
 
slowly mix in
2-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2-1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
 
roll dough into a ball, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
refrigerate 1 hour overnight.
roll, out dough 1/4 inch thick on floured surface.
cut out gingerbread shapes.
place onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
bake at 350˚ for 10-12 minutes or until set. (just barely browned on edges)
cool and decorate with royal icing.
 
click here to print the recipe.
click here to check out my new cookie cutter love.
 
gift idea: make and extra batch, wrap in wax paper, tie a ribbon and gingerbread boy cookie cutter to it. give to your friends!

Comments

  1. Jocelyne says

    Hi !

    I’m the one who left the Anonymous comment last year. I had trouble with the texture of the dough. I added a bunch more honey and molasses and they ended up working out great.
    I just wanted to tell you that I had made a ton of baking for my whole family visiting from out of town last year – the gingerbread cookies were by far everyone’s favourites, and they were first to be totally eaten.
    So I am making them again this year.
    Thanks!

  2. Maybe a bit more honey or the molasses. Iknow my dough is a bit flakey….but it definitely is kneadable and doughlike.

    I hope you can get them to work!!!! Sorry for your troubles.

  3. Anonymous says

    I’m trying to make these. I followed the recipe exactly.
    The dough will NOT come together as dough. It is dry and flaky and falls apart as I try kneading it. What could be wrong? Is something missing? What can I add to make it come together?

  4. You just want your dough to be chilled to hold it’s shape. I think an hour should be good!

  5. Anonymous says

    Hi,

    Are you supposed to put the dough in the fridge 1 hour or overnight? Just checking so I don’t mess them up. They look delish!

    Thanks

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