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 least that's my prediction.  These are the best gingerbread cookies I've  made yet.

nauvoo gingerbread men (
1 cup white sugar
1 cup molasses
3/4 cup lard
1/2 cup hot water
2 eggs
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.


  1. Hello Camie! I can't believe you just experienced a Disney Christmas for the first time! It made me think of our underpants you gifted us with in preparation for our never did happen Disneyland trip. I love your blog. It is delicious and I take a trip back to the gray farm house when I see your smiling face!

  2. Carrie!! I don't remember the underpants and I am sure I have forgotten all kinds of other good stuff. We'll have to get together and put our memories together. This trip we shuttled to and from our hotel for several days and that was it so we'll have to meet up the next time we make it down there. Good to hear from you!