Gingerbread man on a wooden background

Gingerbread Recipe

A little sugar, and a little spice these Gingerbread cookies are oh, so nice!

Equipments:

Ingredients:

  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup molasses
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat sugar, molasses, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves to boiling point, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in soda.
  3. Stir in butter until melted.
  4. With a fork, stir in egg, then flour.
  5. On a floured surface, knead dough until mixed. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin, slightly thinner than 1cm or ¼ inch.
  6. Use cutters to cutout shapes needed.
  7. Bake at 170 C on a cookie sheet for 12 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
  8. Decorate using Royal icing or as you desire.

*Handy Hint: Cut out a small hole in each shape before baking and you have yourself a tree ornament!

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