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Sunday, December 14, 2008


Sunday, December 14, 2008
One of the most traditional dishes at this time of the year is gingerbread. My kids and I absolutely love the rich taste of the ginger and molasses. So this past weekend we decided to make some gingerbread.

We had originally planned on making a gingerbread house, but we have had to many failures at that project. So we settled on making shapes instead. Following is the recipe that we used. Hope that you all enjoy as much as we have.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  1. Sift the dry ingredients together in medium mixing bowl
  2. Beat butter and sugar together in large bowl with electric mixer
  3. Add molasses and egg and beat well
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture
  5. Press dough into thick flat disk and wrap in plastic wrap
  6. Refrigerate for four hours or overnight
  7. Roll dough to 1/4 thickness on lightly floured surface
  8. Cut into shapes
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 300 degrees
  10. Cool on baking sheet for 1 to 2 minutes
  11. Remove wire racks and cool completely

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