Gingerbread Cookie?

Baking By ladefly Updated 29 Oct 2008 , 11:55pm by bethola

ladefly Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 8:20pm
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Hi Everyone,
I am looking for a gingerbread cookie recipe that is not really strong. That is easy to roll out for gingerbread men. These are going to be for a bunch of pre-schoolers and kindergarteners.
I guess is there a cross between gingerbread and sugar cookie ????
HMMMM, we'll see.
TIA. Mary

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bethola Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 8:39pm
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WEELLLLL, I have used the Betty Crocker (I THINK) Gingerbread mix and the cookie recipe is on the side. It is soft and easy to roll. I've only used it once or twice. Most of the time I do a really HEAVY HARD dough for a house or last year's 3D cookies.

Beth in KY

ladefly Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 9:48pm
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Would that be the frozen kind from the refrig case at the grocery store. (the role) ? Or a powder mix ???
Thanks, Mary

swoozie Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 10:00pm
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The recipe I use is done on top of the stove. you bring the sugar, mollasses and spices to a boil,remove from heat, add the soda, stir. then add the butter, stir then add eggs stir, add flour...
roll out while warm. If the dough gets too stiff pop it in the microwave for a few min. Bake at 350 for 8 - 10 min or until set. these will soften up if you put them in a closed bag. baggie or cello.
1 cup mollasses
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 t ginger
1 t ground cloves
1 t allspice
1 t cinnamon
put in 4 qt pan.stir well, bring to boil and remove from heat
add 1 t baking soda stir well
this will foam up that ok.
add 1 stick butter and stir to melt ( 1/2 cup)
in a small bowl, beat 1 egg slightly. add to cooky mixture and stir well.
add 5 - 6 cups flour and mix well.
I do this all by hand adding 5 cups flour in the pan and the last cup I knead in on the table top.
use flour to dust table if needed.

I make ALL of my gingerbread houses with this. as well as shaped cookies, ornaments, and snaps. I guess because you dont have to wait for it to chill I like it, and because it is warm when you roll it my arthritis likes it.
If you have trouble picking up the shape after it is cut out, wait a minute or 2 for the dough to cool. thumbs_up.gif
Hope some of you enjoy this recipe.

biancas_mommy Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 10:25pm
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i've always used the gingerbread recipe found in the betty crocker cookbook. i think this is it:

my mom used to make these cookies when i was a kid and now i make them. i love them, my 2-year-old daughter loves them, and like i said i ate them as a kid so i don't think they're too strong for kids. you do have to chill the dough but you don't have to cook it on the stovetop, just mix it up and chill it. icon_smile.gif mmm, now i'm ready for christmas so i can make my gingerbread men!!!!

bethola Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by ladefly

Would that be the frozen kind from the refrig case at the grocery store. (the role) ? Or a powder mix ???
Thanks, Mary

It's a box mix found where the cake mix is. I've never tried the refrigerator kind...hhmmmmm.

Good Luck!

Beth in KY

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