Tis the Season for Baking.
Gingerbread all the way.
Ingredients you need:
2 1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup light molasses
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon (double acting) baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add Shortening, Sugar, Eggs, Molasses, all the wet ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix well until smooth.
Through a sifter. All the dry ingredients like, Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Ground Nutmeg, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Ground Cloves, All-purpose Flour. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients slowly so you doing end up with flour and the rest on you or on the counter.
If it isn’t messy it isn’t good.
Mix until it is a cookie batter. You may need to add a bit of flour while mixing. It will turn into a ball. You need to wrap it up and put it into the refrigerator. It will keep for 2 weeks. Just so you prepared for Christmas Eve.
Take out of the refrigerator after 2-3 hours. Take half the dough and roll out flat. 1/8 of an inch.
Take your Gingerbread Man Cookie Cut out and press into dough. I got this cookie cut out at Michael’s Craft Store.
Place on a greased cookie sheet or you can use parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176.7 degrees C).
Put in the oven until golden brown on the outsides. It should take about 8 minutes or so.
Take you Oriental Frosting and put two dots for eyes, a line for a mouth and some buttons. I didn’t have any gum drops for buttons. Get creative. I just wanted to keep it simple.
Plate. Dust with some Confectioner Sugar. Serve.
1 1/2 cups Confectioner Sugar, 1/8 Cream of Tarter, a splash of vanilla extract, and 1 egg white.
Beat all together slowly at first so you don’t get sugar everywhere. After mixing for a bit put it up to 8 and let it go for maybe 6 minutes. Stop every so often to scrap the sides of the bowl.
I hope you enjoyed this little Blog post about making Gingerbread Men. I hope to see your pictures of what you have did making your Gingerbread.
I love baking!
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Go try and have fun. See you all soon!!