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Topic: I need the bestest ever gingerbread man recipe......please?  (Read 5639 times)
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« on: December 04, 2008 08:02:46 AM »

Ok so here's my dilemma, I have never made gingerbread men, and I really want to make them for my christmas baking. But my older sisters both tell me that no way I wont be able to do becasue it's never worked out for them  Tongue so of course that makes me really want to show them that ha I can do it!
I unfortunately do not have a recipe for gingerbread and am not sure what to be looking for, I'm overloaded searching on the net and do not have time to bake different ones....so please please please pass along your bestest ever gingerbread men recipe and I will forever be thankful!!! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 11:43:22 AM »

This is my go to for gingerbread.  Cookies only though.  It is too soft to make a house IMO.

« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008 08:43:59 PM »

best gingerbread recipe ever : http://www.slashfood.com/2007/12/03/cookie-a-day-gingerbread-people/

roll it thin for crispy gingerbread or thick for chewy. 
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2008 09:10:55 PM »

Moonablaze - have you tried this recipe? - I notice it didn't get great reviews........

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008 05:39:42 PM »

oh my gosh, you're right! that was the WRONG recipe!

THIS is the recipe I used last year, which can be rolled thin or thick!  I don't know why I still had the other one after this one was so good!


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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008 11:03:58 PM »

This is the recipe that my husband and I used last year and the year before. It's DELICIOUS and very forgiving.

Also, if you make your cookies a day or two before you need them, they taste even better, I think. The flavors seem to meld together after a day or so.

(We doubled the recipe last year.


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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008 09:41:23 AM »

I'm really partial to my recipe - it bakes up soft which is great and the flavor is just to die for.  I've made this recipe for years - and my mother and grandmother both made it as well.  Every time I make them I get tons of compliments!


Cream together:
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar

2/3 cup hot coffee
2/3 cup mollasses

1 tsp cinamon
1 tsp cloves
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
5 cup flour

refrigerate 2-3 hours, roll, cut out...bake 350 17 minutes until somewhat firm but not crispy. Cool on wire racks.

Warning:  This recipe makes a lot of cookies this is a soft gingerbread cookie!
Either decorate with sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc before baking or ice and decorate when cooled..
The cookies freeze great too!

Sorry I don't have any pictures of them right this moment but I'm sure I'll be making them soon.  They look like every other gingerbread recipe but for some reason I think the coffee is what makes it - and I'm not even a coffee drinker!


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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008 12:29:46 AM »

I saw this recipe a few days ago on the food network and gave it a try. The cookies turned out great, and it was super easy without tons of ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1 package sugar cookie mix
1 egg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large mixing bowl, blend all ingredients together (dough will be very thick, but just work it until all ingredients are combined, I recommend with a wooden spoon or with your hands and not in a mixer) Chill for up to 1 hour. Roll dough out on board sprinkled with powdered sugar about 1/8-inch thick. Cut desired shapes with cookie cutters and place onto sheet pan. Bake for 8 minutes in preheated oven. Don't worry if the cookies look marbled before you bake them because of the sugar on the board, it will absorb into the cookies while they bake.

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008 10:40:15 AM »

thanks sooo much everybody....still a little confused because they all sound so darn tasty...but I'm goona give it a shot! I'll post some pics of the finished product once I'm all done with them!
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