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Gingerbread Men Recipe
« on: December 11, 2006, 09:08:03 PM »



RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup light or dark molasses
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Drinking straw or large skewer for making holes (optional)
Raisins and nonmelting candies for decorating
Decorative Icing



RECIPE METHOD

In a large bowl, beat the shortening and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses and egg until well blended. Gradually sift the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg into the molasses mixture, and beat until blended. The dough will be sticky. Divide the dough into 4 balls, cover each ball with waxed paper or plastic wrap, and chill for at least 3 hours. (When tightly sealed, the dough will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. If the dough is wrapped in freezer-weight plastic bags or aluminum foil, it can be frozen for up to 6 months. To thaw, transfer the wrapped dough to the refrigerator for 2 hours before baking or let the wrapped dough stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.)

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Position a rack in the center of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or leave ungreased, and set aside.

On a lightly floured board, roll one of the chilled balls of dough 1/4 inch thick. Lightly dip a cookie cutter in flour (this makes it easier to release the cookie) and press it straight down into the dough. Press the edges of the cutter to make sure it has cut through the dough evenly. Cut cookies close together to avoid rerolling. The excess dough can be saved and rerolled once, but the cookies will be tougher.

With a spatula, gently transfer each cookie to the baking sheets. If a cookie is to be hung, use a drinking straw or large skewer to press a hole through the top. If not frosting the cookies, you may decorate them with raisins or nonmelting candies before baking by gently pressing them into the dough.

Bake until the cookies are set, 8 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies rest on the sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Decorate the cooled cookies with Decorative Icing using a decorating bag. To add raisins and decorative candies after baking, dot the candies with icing and gently press them onto the cookie. Let the cookies dry on a wire rack until the icing is set, 20 to 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container, separating successive layers with sheets of waxed paper.



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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 12:03:59 AM »
I just got hungry reading that, but I'm trying to lose some weight  :crybaby:
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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 07:36:13 AM »
 :loool:

I have the same problem about weight, but the diet aint taking my gingerbread men away, I have to have men in some way :lol:

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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 09:13:16 AM »
:loool:

I have the same problem about weight, but the diet aint taking my gingerbread men away, I have to have men in some way :lol:

 :lmao:   you are funny

Guess what my diet consists of?  :ban:   a portion of chicken and salad       &  a Margarita/drink (wrong spelling) at night  :mrgreen:

but it works  :clap:   and I'm hoping to lose 20 pounds         
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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2006, 09:16:27 AM »
:lmao:   you are funny

Guess what my diet consists of?  :ban:   a portion of chicken and salad       &  a Margarita/drink (wrong spelling) at night  :mrgreen:

but it works  :clap:   and I'm hoping to lose 20 pounds         


 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well you know what? I knew it was something with chicken, cause almost all the recipies you posted here is about chicken :loool:

Is it really working? :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm happy for you babe, well mine isnt, cause I have to have something to dive in when I feel depressed (almost all the time) :giggle:

Like chocolate and coke and stuff like that :bangin:

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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2006, 09:21:48 AM »
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well you know what? I knew it was something with chicken, cause almost all the recipies you posted here is about chicken :loool:

Is it really working? :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm happy for you babe, well mine isnt, cause I have to have something to dive in when I feel depressed (almost all the time) :giggle:

Like chocolate and coke and stuff like that :bangin:

 :blush2:  hahaha  that gave it away..............if I can't eat then I'll at least write about it
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2006, 09:24:44 AM »
:blush2:  hahaha  that gave it away..............if I can't eat then I'll at least write about it

Waw what a great idea, only if I read and write about it, I just want it even more :lol:

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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2006, 09:27:36 AM »
Waw what a great idea, only if I read and write about it, I just want it even more :lol:

 :loool:   I feel like drinking a nice cold cup of coca-cola, but I can't :ranting:
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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2006, 09:31:49 AM »
:loool:   I feel like drinking a nice cold cup of coca-cola, but I can't :ranting:

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Actually the thing is that you can, but it must be Cola Zero, and in a little cup :shades:

The thing is that, when you are doing a diet, you should not be starving, but rather full, that is the way to lose weight, belive me. Speaking from experience.

People should be happier when doing a diet, then sad. But now, with this diet, I am happy :mrgreen:

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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006, 03:35:20 PM »
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... damn, i want some

i was at A&P today and saw those build it urself gingerbread houses.. i was gonna buy it, but nahhh.. i bought a bday cake instead  :mrgreen: (its my friends bday today)


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Re: Gingerbread Men Recipe
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2006, 02:45:01 PM »
Can someone make them for me.. and send them in the mail :lol:

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