Gingerbread (For Cookies or a Gingerbread House) Recipe

Gingerbread (For Cookies or a  Gingerbread House) Recipe

Total Time

01:00 mins

Preparation 00:30 mins

Cooking 00:30 mins

Recipe ingredients:

Preparation of the recipe:

In a medium saucepan, heat sugar, molasses, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves to boiling, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat; stir in soda (it will foam up).

Stir in margarine till melted.

With a fork, stir in egg, then flour.

On a floured surface, knead dough till mixed. Divide dough in half, wrap half with plastic wrap; set aside.

Roll half the dough, with a rolling pin, slightly thinner than 1/4 inch.

Cut with cutters.

Bake at 325F on a cookie sheet for 12 minutes; cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 3 dozen 3" gingerbread people.

NOTE: We make houses by cutting out our house design (the 2 sides of the roof, two sides, a front and a back of the house) on graph paper, and then placing the graph paper shapes on the dough and cutting the dough shapes out with a knife.

Source: Food.com: Gingerbread (For Cookies or a Gingerbread House) Recipe