Help! I Don't Know How To Make Gingerbread Cookies

Baking By adonisthegreek1 Updated 4 Dec 2008 , 1:17am by ladyonzlake

adonisthegreek1 Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 11:42pm
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I've been asked to make gingerbread cookies shaped like gingerbread men for my daughter's class to decorate. I've never made gingerbread cookies, because I don't like them. Should I expect any gingerbread cookie recipe to be a cut-out cook recipe that will hold it's shape? Any tips are greatly appreciated.

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cakemommy75002 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:30am
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Last year, I bought a roll of the ready made Pillsbury gingerbread dough at Kroger, and it was so awesome to work with! I went back to buy more, but it was sold out! and it was sold out at all of the Krogers and WalMarts near me. So this year when I saw it, I bought 10 rolls and froze them! It saves so much time and tastes delicious!

KrissieCakes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:31am
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The Peggy Porschen recipe is fabulous. It holds it shape and it tastes great. It doesn't get as hard as some other recipes that I've tried. The recipe is in the following thread...

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-610806-.html

It's really easy and doesn't contain molasses, so really no special ingredients except for the ginger itself!

Good luck!

Wesha Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 1:35am
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Originally Posted by adonisthegreek1

I've been asked to make gingerbread cookies shaped like gingerbread men for my daughter's class to decorate. I've never made gingerbread cookies, because I don't like them. Should I expect any gingerbread cookie recipe to be a cut-out cook recipe that will hold it's shape? Any tips are greatly appreciated.




Hi Adonis,

Check out this receipe. I have been using it for years and the cookies are so soft and chewy and moist. I omit the the lemon zest though. I always thought that if I added it in, it would make the cookies bitter.

www.recipezaar.com/The-Most-Wonderful-Gingerbread-Cookies-80156

You may have to copy and paste the link in your browser.

cookiemookie Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 12:55am
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Use the recipe at

www.karenscookies.net Her recipes are excellent, and I believe she is a member here.

The gingerbread, and cinnamon spice are excellent and don't spread.

The cinnamon spice is great if you really don't like gingerbread. It doesn't have molasses in it.

ladyonzlake Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 1:17am
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My tip for perfect rolled sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies are:

Use two 1/4" square dowels (you can buy them at the craft store or hardware store). Place under your rolling pin, one on each end to roll your dough to the perfect thickness.

Divide your dough into 3 balls

Roll your chilled dough between two sheets of parchment or wax paper.

Place on cookie sheet and chill for 30 minutes.

Cut out shapes, chill again for 15-30 minutes. This helps your cookies not spread as much.

Easy, Peasy...no fuss and little mess.

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