Monday, December 27, 2010

Gingerbread People


6 Tbsp butter softened
3/4 c packed dark brown sugar
1/2 c molasses
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated lemon peel
3 c. all-purpose flour
3 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Icings and candies of your choice.

1) In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffly. Beat in the molasses, egg, vanilla and lemon peel. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, salt and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.

2) On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/4" thickness. Cut with a floured 4" gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place 2" apart on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps.

3) Bake at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are firm. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired.


Holly. said...

Thanks Janet! I've already added these to my "to bake" list for next year!

Barb said...

They are really good,and did Jace get to help decorate them?