Gingerbread Men

December 16, 2007 at 8:57 pm | Posted in Cookies, Fun | 1 Comment

I love how gingerbread men look – it doesn’t get any more “Christmas cookie” than that in my opinion! 🙂 I decided I would try this year to make some of my own. I searched through a lot of recipes and finally settled on the one that my friend Nina used – she got it from a Christmas ornament I believe!

½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses
2 teaspoon ginger
1 egg
2 ½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients. Roll out dough and cut out cookies. Bake in 350 degree oven. (I found 8-10 minutes was perfect).

Tip – put the dough in the refrigerator overnight so that your cookies will roll out and cut better.

Mrs. Pig Rating: I thought these would be easier than they are. I guess my patience level wavers sometimes. : ) The dough was kind of sticky which made it hard to roll. I even refrigerated the dough for awhile. Not sure what the problem was. And, I had great plans to really ice these and make them cute but I was too pooped by the time made them. So, Nina’s look a lot better than my measly attempt. LOL BUT it is a good gingerbread recipe. Really soft and yummy!

Pig Rating: He doesn’t like gingerbread so he hasn’t eaten these.

Recipe from Nina’s blog, picture from my kitchen

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  1. Aw, you used my recipe. You forgot the 1 cup of love though. lol! It helps to put the dough in the fridge for a good 4-6 hours so all the butter will harden back up, that might be why it was so sticky.

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