Sunday, December 18, 2011

{RECIPE} Gingerbread Men

I made gingerbread men and delivered packages of them to friends last week. I wish I had had enough red gum drops for the pant buttons but most of them ended up with a snow flake sprinkle. These cookies are easy! And so soft and delicious.

Holly’s Gingerbread Boys with Chocolate Pants

1 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 cup molasses

1 egg

4 ½ cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. powdered ginger

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. salt

Cream shortening and sugar. Stir in molasses and egg. Mix in remaining ingredients. Cover. Chill about an hour.

On a floured board roll ¼ inch thick and cut with small size gingerbread men cutters. Place on parchment on a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 5-8 minutes. Cool on a rack.

Dip in melted chocolate chips (melt barely, and carefully in microwave—chocolate burns easily. Could also use dipping chocolate etc.)

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  1. i love how mini those babies are. such a great gift.

  2. love that idea! you are fabulous.

  3. K, these are adorable. And so is your packaging. Please mail me a box. :)

  4. cute! love those and the packaging is awesome!