Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gingerbread cookies

Here is the Recipe! Enjoy!

3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup shortening
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup molasses

Put shortening and sugar together in a bowl. Mix together. Add eggs and molasses. Stir, mixture will not be smooth.
Combine flour, ginger, soda, and cinnamon in a bowl.
Add 1/3 of flour mixture to molasses mixture. Stir. Add half of the remaining flour mixture and stir. Add remaining and stir. If dough is too stiff to stir use your hands to mix.
Shape into a ball wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours.
Roll out with rolling pin ¼ inch thick and cut out men with cookie cutters.
Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes depending on size of your men.
You can decorate with raisins, fruit, and nuts before baking or with frosting and candies after baking.


mer said...

Thanks Dlyn, this will have to be my first recipe out of the 30 I need to learn this year :).

Andrea said...

Hey D--sometimes I like to look for old friends and look who I found today! I love your blog and I am reminded of the pictures you drew of each of us that hung across our tiny dorm at Rick's. Your family looks beautiful and what fun you must be having with 3 girls! Visit my blog at

I'll be checking back often (if you don't mind)

Andrea (known as Mona in the days of old!)

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