Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Total Time
1hr 23mins
1 hr 15 mins
8 mins

Yummy sounding gingerbread recipe from John Zehnder, the Food/Beverage Director of Zehnder's Restaurant in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Prep time includes an hour for chilling.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar, then beat in molasses and egg.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter/sugar mixture and mix until well blended.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about a 3/4-inch thickness.
  7. Cut into 3-inch squares, or use your choice of cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
  8. Place on cookie sheets and bake 7-8 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  10. If you plan to ice your gingerbread, prepare the icing now.
  11. Mix all icing ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.