Monday, December 3, 2012
nauvoo gingerbread cookies
I just experienced "Christmas" at Disneyland for the first time. It was splendid. Now I'm ready for more and more and more Christmas. There really can't ever be too much Christmas. I made these little men for Activity Days this week where they will be adorned with more icing than there is cookie...at least that's my prediction. These are the best gingerbread cookies I've made yet.
nauvoo gingerbread men (allrecipes.com)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup molasses
3/4 cup lard
1/2 cup hot water
6 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, molasses, lard and hot water until smooth. Stir in eggs. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the batter to make a soft dough. Add more flour if needed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour or until firm.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies appear dry in the center.
okies appear dry in the center.