Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread Ornaments

This is a great holiday activity. The kids love cutting out the cookies and decorating them. I got the recipie from our friend Mindy. She used it to make gingerbread houses with her girls. Check them out here.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups molasses
4 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
8 cups flour

1) Blend butter and brown sugar together in a mixer.
2) Add molasses, eggs, baking soda, and spices.
3) Mix until well blended.
4) Stir in flour.
5) Refrigerate at least 3 hours or over night.
6) Preheat over to 350 F
7) Roll out cookie dough on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes and place on cookie sheet.
8) Back for 10 - 12 minutes

Use a straw to cut out a small hole in the cookie shape before cooking. This will make it easier to thread the ribbon to hang the ornament.

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