Let me guess! You are drifting off to the story of the Gingerbread man who came to life after all the baking it underwent. Well, this one’s about a Gingerbread Man Cookie and it definitely doesn’t crumble.
So here’s a little cookie treat for your little ones to amuse over and gorge on.
Yup, the recipe is the same probably a little more personalized, but this gingerbread man ain’t running off like the one in the fairytale did. Hmm! The poor little gullible ginger boy.
Time taken: 1.10 h
- ¾ Cup of Butter Shortening
- ¾ Cup of Unsulphured Molasses
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar (Dark if possible)
- 3 Cups of Baking Flour or All Purpose Flour
- 1 Beaten Egg
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tsp Grounded Ginger
- 2tsp Grounded Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Salt
- Cookie Sheets
- Cookie cutter
- Raisins, gems, frosting and candies to decorate.
- Place the molasses in a glass bowl along with the butter and melt. In case you don’t have a microwave, use the gas stove. Let the mixture cool for a bit.
- Beat the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar and salt in a separate bowl before adding the molasses blend and the beaten egg.
- Blend the mixture well and refrigerate it for an hour so that it is taut enough to be kneaded.
- Now preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Meanwhile grease the cookie sheets and divide the dough into two halves.
- Roll out the dough halves to a thickness of around ¼ inch.
- Let one of the halves refrigerate while you work on the other one.
- Now use the cookie cutter to cut out the shapes to form a batch of gingerbread men.
- Place these cuts-outs on the buttered cookie sheets.
- Push in the raisins to give it eyes to peer at you. If not raisins you could later use confectionary frosting to squirt out its eyes.
- Now bake the cookies for up to 15 minutes by the end of which the edges are slightly brownish.
- Let the batch of baked cookies cool off on the wire racks.
- Now whip out the frosting you bought at the local bakery shop to decorate as per desired. Use the colorful gems as the buttons to its imaginary clothes.
- Use could raisins to make a bowtie at its neck.
- Add red food coloring to a portion of the frosting to give it a pair of red lips. Serve.