It’s 273 days until Christmas; so no better time to bake GingerBread Men! Haha BUT this weekend is also Easter Weekend, and so we decorated mostly GingerBread Eggs! This recipe makes great cookies – but the cooking time is WAY off; so be careful and watch these closely for your first batch. I will indicate in the recipe how long I baked them for, and at what temperature.
My husband and I have decorated 100s of cookies, so sometimes the decorating ideas get a little creative. Can you spot the cookie decorated like a park, with a pond, path & trees? Bonus points if you can guess who decorated it!
And look! Even the husband wouldn’t eat these black cookies! The first batch came out pretty rough! But once I made a small adjustment, the rest of the cookies were perfect 🙂
Here is Grandma’s recipe card:
And this is the printable recipe:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 3 tablespoon hot water
- Blend Well.
- Chill 1 hr.
- Roll out 1/8” thick, cut cookies.
- Place on non-greased cooking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes. (Grandma’s original says 400 for 8 – 10 minutes)
- Cool and decorate.