The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

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.

 

Gingerbread Man

Time taken: 1.10 h

Taste-o-meter: Sweet
Ingredients:

  • 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.

Method:

  • 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.

 

 

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