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Gingerbread People | Cookie Recipe

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This is the truest ginger cookie recipe I’ve made to date. By boiling the sugar, molasses and butter together, you get a lush syrup that isn’t quite as bitter as some recipes. Be careful or you’ll be tempted to eat all the batter before you’ve rolled out the dough. We use all sorts of cookie cutters (including a lobster!) to add fun.

Gingerbread Men and Women

By Sarina

“Every year my family does a cookie bake day in December. This tradition began over 25 years ago when I was a small child. My grandmother would have my brother, my cousin and I over to roll out and bake gingerbread men and women. As a child I remember playing with the rolling pin, not being very successful as a 5 year old rolling out the dough without help of my grandma, and dusting the dough with flour as to keep it from sticking. One of my favorite smells of the holidays is still the warm spices of gingerbread baking in the oven on the cold winter day. After we baked the men and women, we would get to frost and adorn our creations with all sorts of candy that passed our taste testing. To this day we all still get together, young and old, to decorate cookies. The only addition, besides more family members over the years, is now my husband and I create a gingerbread house each year for my grandmother as a token of appreciation for her love and creativity when I was a child.

1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp soda
1 tsp ginger
1 cup butter
3 tbl vinegar
6 cups flour
2 tbl cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt.

Add butter, sugar, vinegar and molasses into a pot and bring to a boil. Let cool.

When cool, add eggs and flour with all other spices. Mix well, dough will be stiff, and then set in fridge for 2 hours. Roll into ¼ inch sheet, cut and bake at 375 for 15 min. When cool decorate with all sorts of frosting, candy and love.

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