Gingerbread (For Cookies or a Gingerbread House)

Recipe by LUv 2 BaKE
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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