Thursday, December 03, 2009

Gingerbread Men

We are headed to quite a few Christmas parties where we need to bring a plate of goodies.  I baked about 14 dozen Gingerbread Men yesterday and the house smelled delicious!  Later that evening Duncan gave me a hug and exclaimed over the lovely scent of gingerbread I seemed to be wearing... at least it's a nice smell!

What is your favorite thing to take to holiday parties?


2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
2 tsp ginger
pinch salt
3/4 cup molasses
1 egg
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Cream together first 6 ingredients. Add egg & mix. Add molasses & mix again.

Mix flour, baking powder & baking soda in a separate bowl. Add to the creamed mixture and stir until well blended. Chill 1 hour or more.

roll ti 1/8" thickness and cut out shapes. Bake 9 minutes @ 375.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

YUM! I don't have a favorite... in fact, I don't really have holiday parties to attend. hm.