Gingerbread House

:: My Gingerbread Page! ::

gingerbread~ (noun) a dark, molasses cake flavored with ginger.
A soft, molasses and ginger cookie cut in various shapes,
sometimes elaborately decorated.


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yellow candy I love, love love gingerbread!! In any way, shape or form! It always reminds me of cozy, winter evenings at home with my family. As my children grow, they are able to share in more of the "cooking" side of gingerbread rather than just the "eating" side of it which is a real treat for us all!  I am remimded also of the story of the Gingerbread Man. I loved that story as a child and still to this day read it to my own children.  


Here is a basic gingerbread cookie recipe I found on the back cover of our Gingerbread Man book.
We have already tried this one out and love it! Enjoy!

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:: Gingerbread Men (cookies) ::
("watch out when you open the oven door~ gingerbread men have been known to run away!")


Sift into a big bowl and mix:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Beat together in another bowl:
1 farm-fresh egg
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup dark molasses
6 tablespoons softened butter


Add dry inredients slowly to wet mixture until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift flour onto your board and your rolling pin as you work to keep the dough from sticking. Roll out a portion of dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your gingerbread men with a two-inch floured cookie cutter. Or, with floured hands, shape and hand press your own little gingerbread men. (One way to shape them is to make a little ball for the head, a larger ball for the body and stick-shaped rolls for arms and legs.) Decorate with raisins. Place 1 inch apart on a buttered cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Cool on wire rack. This will make about 50 cookies.

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:: Fun Gingerbread Links! ::

::
Annie's Gingerbread Welcome Page ::
::
Ginger Lane Kitchens ::
:: Gingerbread Creations ::
:: Gingerbread House step-by-step ::
:: BH&G Gingerbread Recipes ::
:: NECCO Gingerbread House ::

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If you have any favorite gingerbread recipes you'd like to share please send me an email and I'll be happy to post them here!








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