Monday, 12 November 2012

Gingerbread People Cookies

Sister Mary's recipe ... decorate these for Christmas!

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 and 1/2 cups dark molasses
2/3 cup cold water
7 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In large mixing bowl, mix the brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and water. Stir in the spices and baking soda, Now mix in the flour. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease cookie sheet. Roll out about 1/4 of the dough on floured board. The dough should be rolled out to 1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutter. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Cool. Continue till all the dough is used up. Decorate with icing and colored sugar and candies. Be creative in decorating the gingerbread people. Children can help with the decorations for some Christmas baking fun!

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