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My Favourite Gingerbread Dough

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My Favourite Gingerbread One year I made 18 gingerbread houses with my daycare kids. This is perfect to use for gingerbread houses or decorated cookies.

My Favourite Gingerbread Dough

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter1 cupsugar1 cup molasses4 1/2- 5 cups flour1 tablespoon ground ginger1 teaspoon each cimmamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.

Instructions

  1. Melt butter, add sugar and molasses and stir until sugar disolves. Remove from heat and cool till lukewarm.. Place the 4 1/2 cups flour, spices, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Pour in warm butter -molasses mixture. Blend well using a large spoon and then kneading with hands until dough forms a balls. If dough is too soft add remaining flour. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate then roll out and cut.
  2. Bake @ 350 aprox 10-12 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.
  3. If making a gingerbread house.. Trace your patterns onto the rolled gingerbread and cut out and bake till firm.. Immediately after pieces come out of oven place pattern on pieces and retrace with a sharp knife . All edges must be straight. . If dough gets too cold to trim set back in oven for a minute to soften till you have cut out all windows , doors etc. Store flat in a cool dry location till ready to assemble. {not fridge}
  4. Assemble using royal icing as the glue. I usually make the pieces a few days before assembling them . After assembling wait a few days if you are getting the kids to decorate as this will ensure that they are strong enough for little hands to handle.

Comments (1)

What size house (appx) will this recipe make? :)
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