Aunt Marianne's Gingerbread Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Taste The Lightning

I think they actually came from a Wilton book or something like that, but it doesn't detract from their amazingness. These are my favourite gingerbread cookies :)

Top Review by KennKonn

I don't know if I should write my review or not. There isnt a amount of sugar listed in the ingredients but its listed in the directions. I look the liberty to add a cup of white sugar and could have added a bit more. Also there isnt a temp listed so I baked them at 350 for 8 minutes, any more in my oven would have burnt them. With the addition of the sugar I followed the rest of the recipe as written. I felt the spices were right on, I like a strong cookie. The dough was really easy to work with. The dayhome kids loved them. I made dinosaurs, rabbits and a puzzle (yes a puzzle). I have a full cookie jar + they all had a feed at snack time. With my adjustments I would make them again.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix flour, salt and spices.
  2. Melt shortening in saucepan. Cool.
  3. Add sugar, molasses and eggs to saucepan, mix well.
  4. Add 4 cups of dry ingredients, mix well.
  5. Turn mixture onto lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining dry ingredients.
  6. Roll 1/4" thick for cut-out cookies. Bake 15-20 minutes.

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