Making Christmas cookies is a family tradition, but this was my first year attempting gingerbread and I think our little gingerbread cabins turned out great! Okay my cookie decorating skills can use some honing, but the cookies were soft, yummy and fun to make.
I bought a gingerbread house cookie cutter at Target, I also found this similar one on Amazon. We used a decorating set similar to this one.
Gingerbread Recipe Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
You will also need icing (either homemade or store purchased) as well as edible decorative items like candy gumdrops.
How to Make Gingerbread Cookies:
Preheat oven to 375
Cream shortening and sugar. Beat one egg and molasses an add to mixture. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Roll out dough (not too thin) with rolling pin on flat surface sprinkled with flour. Use cookie cutter to create dough shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Let cool. Decorate!
Do you have holiday cookie making traditions?
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