My friend here in town gave me the recipe for her gingerbread last year after I tasted her cookies. They were really delicious so I wanted to make some this year. I am planning to make some Royal Icing tomorrow and decorate them simply. The recipe made a lot of cookies - about 16 dozen little 3 inch men.
Rolled Gingerbread Cookies
1½ teaspoons baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
2 tablespoons vinegar
Sift together flour, soda, spices and salt; set aside. In a larger bowl place shortening and beat for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat till fluffy. Add egg, molasses and vinegar and beat well. Add in dry ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
After icing these little guys, I will take some photos to share. After I finished up with the gingerbread men, I cleaned up that mess and got started making the Kifli. I had a jar of Lekvar, or Prune Filling already in my pantry, but making it is just as easy. I got the dough made, rolled, filled and baked.
I am tired, but well-pleased. I hope your cookie baking is going as well as mine! Merry Yule, on this longest night of the year.
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