Sunday, December 20, 2009

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

I got this recipe from a friend of mine. I had never made a gingerbread house before so this was a fun adventure. This makes great gingerbread for cookies. I ended up drying the gingerbread house piece in the oven for a while to make them stiff enough to hold up the candy.
{Gingerbread Cookies}
1 C packed brown sugar
1/3 C Shortening
1 1/2 C dark molasses
2/3 C cold water
7 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and water in a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Roll 1/4 of dough at a time 1/4" thick. Cut with floured cookied cutters. Place 2" apart on a baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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