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Gingerbread Boys and Girls

December 23, 2011 10:00 AM

Nothing says Christmas more than gingerbread boy and girl cookies. It's a great way to end a meal and put people into the holiday spirit! Let your imagination run wild when decorating them. Merry Christmas!

Ingredients:Gingerbread Boys and Girls

5 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2-3 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup solid shortening
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 cup light molasses
2 tablespoons white vinegar


  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening in a mixing bowl. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar. Stir in dry ingredients mixture a quarter at a time, mixing well after each quarter is added. Cover dough and chill for a minimum of 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Divide dough in half. Flour work surface lightly, and roll half of the dough 1/8” thick. Dip the gingerbread cookie cutters (5x3”) in flour before cutting dough. Place cookie on greased cookie sheet.
  5. Repeat for second half of dough.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack to cool before decorating.

Posted by Brian Hampton at 10:00 AM

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