Wednesday, December 2, 2009
My All Time FAVORITE Gingerbread Man or Woman Cookie Recipe
I have used this recipe for years and years. ENJOY!
1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Dark Molasses
Juice of 1/2 Juicing Orange
3-1/2 to 4 Cup Sifted Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
Raisins + Royal Icing *
Pre Heat Oven 350 degrees F
In Large mixing bowl cream Butter and gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
Add egg, molasses, orange juice and beat well.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices in separate bowl (I use 5 cup measuring cup)
Add dry mixture to creamed mixture in thirds, blending well.
Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic wrap and chill the dough for about 1 hour.
On a dried and floured surface roll dough until it is about 1/8"thick.
(Leave 2nd dough ball in refrig until you are ready to work with it)
Use gingerbread men or women cookie cutters to cut, gently reworking/rolling dough to cut again.
Use raisins for eye and/or button placement.
Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven.
Remove from tray and allow to cool on wire cookie racks.
Decorate with royal icing (smile, clothing, etc)
Makes about 3 Dozen cookies,