Saturday, November 26, 2005

Gingerbread Man Cookies

These are great for eating and shaping into Gingerbread people. What is Christmas without gingerbread men. I hear that these are Santa's favorite. This recipe comes direct from the North Pole. Add a glass of milk, go to bed early and if you have been good all year, I think you'll have a pleasant surprise when you wake up.

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. dark molasses
1/4 c. water
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour

Blend sugar, shortening, molasses and water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle cloth-covered surface with flour. Roll out dough with rolling pin 1/4" thick. Cut with a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. Remove from cookie sheet. Decorate. Makes about 1 dozen.

1 comment:

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

What a treat. One of my favorite charaters is living up to its name. I guess the people were tired of listening to the gingerbread man being devoured by the fox. It is now time that the creator gets his share.