I spent the afternoon making Gingerbread Men cookies with a certain little boy.....not to be confused with the "Ginger Bread Boy". No silly foxes in this story :)
I know I posted this recipe before here but it's such a great recipe I wanted to share it again :)
The perfect Gingerbread cookie recipe from my mother in law Rosemary.
Dan loves these cookies and remembers his mom making cookie sheets full of gingerbread men and sugar cookies during the holidays.
Rosemary's Gingerbread Men Cookies
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
additional sugar for decorating
Combine shortening, sugar, molasses and egg. Beat well. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to sugar mixture, just until combined.
Refrigerate dough overnight or in our case for at least 2 hours.
Roll dough on floured or powdered sugar surface ( I use powdered sugar) and cut out gingerbread man shapes or desired shape.
Bake 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes.
Decorate with candies, sprinkles and make faces with cake decorating gel.
Tip: Use a straw and poke top of gingerbread mans head to make a hole for hanging.
Decorate with yarn, string, tinsel or ribbon for a darling Christmas tree ornament or garland around the mantel :)