Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
I made these for years with my kids using a gingerbread boy, then gave it smarties for eyes licorice for its mouth, just all good fun.
- 5 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl.
- Cream margarine, add sugar then eggs one at a time.
- Now add the molasses and vinegar.
- Mix in the flour.
- Roll out and use cookie cutters.
- Bake 10-12 minutes at 350°F.
- After they are baked you can decorate the way you like.
I've been trying (and ruining) gingerbead boys for many years. So far, this has been my best batch! I like a flavorful cookie, so I added about a tablespoon or cinnamon and 1/2 tablespoon of cloves. Had no luck with the batter before I refrigerated it. Then it was fine. This year, my mother in law actually asked to take some home - so I'm pretty happy with this recipe!
I'm giving this recipe four stars b/c the dough was not workable with just 5 cups of flour. I had to chill it for a few hours and use a good deal of flour to roll it out. The cookies are delicious and a few are being used on our Christmas tree as ornaments. They look lovely. Thanks for the recipe.
Love Love Love! How sad is this I'm terrible at remembering to rate things but I've been making these cookies for three years now at Christmas time and every year it's the most requested return cookie. I'm a cheater and make the mini sized men and dip half of their body in white almond bark. Oh and I've been putting them in cookie gift baskets every year too and they're a huge hit. Even my two year old barely lets them hit the table before he gobbles them up.