Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gingerbread Man Cookie / #christmascookies

I have been busy making my favorite Christmas cookie, The Gingerbread Man! I don't know why, but I just love this guy! I mean, he tastes yummy, and he is so darn cute, you just want to gobble him up! Which is what I do! Way too much, but like I said, he tastes so yummy, I can't resist him! You won't be able to resist him either! He is easy to make and decorate, and he never fails to make whoever you give him to smile! So spread him around to friends and family. Will give Gingerbread Man Cookie for smiles!


Gingerbread Man Cookie
(printable recipe at end of post)

5 cups Flour 
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Ground Ginger
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Allspice
2 sticks unsalted Butter
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup unsulfured Molasses
1 large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Frosting
3/4 cup Warm Water
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar





In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground allspice. Set bowl aside.
Use an mixer on medium speed to mix together the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Beat in the molasses, egg and vanilla. Turn the speed to low and mix in the flour, a spoonful at a time until completely mixed. The dough should be a little sticky, but a bit stiff.
Use an mixer on medium speed to mix together the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Beat in the molasses, egg and vanilla. Turn the speed to low and mix in the flour, a spoonful at a time until completely mixed. The dough should be a little sticky, but a bit stiff.
Roll out the dough and cutout the cookies.
Place in oven and bake for 6-7 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
 Make the icing. Here is the link to the directions: Cookie Icing
Only make white icing, and take a little bit of white and tint it red. You will have plenty of icing left over for other projects. Use the white icing to pipe on the eyes, mouth, and buttons. 
 Use the red icing to pipe on a tiny red heart on each gingerbread man. Share with friends, or keep him all to yourself 😃! Thanks for joining me today!

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Gingerbread Man Cookie

INGREDIENTS:

Cookies
  • 5 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
  • 2 sticks unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsulfured Molasses
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
Frosting
  • 3/4 cup Warm Water
  • 5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and ground allspice. Set bowl aside.
  2. Use an mixer on medium speed to mix together the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Beat in the molasses, egg and vanilla. Turn the speed to low and mix in the flour, a spoonful at a time until completely mixed. The dough should be a little sticky, but a bit stiff.
  3. Roll out the dough and cutout the cookies.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 6-7 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  5. Make the icing. Here is the link to the directions: Cookie Icing Only make white icing, and take a little bit of white and tint it red. You will have plenty of icing left over for other projects. Use the white icing to pipe on the eyes, mouth, and buttons.
  6. Use the red icing to pipe on a tiny red heart on each gingerbread man. Share with friends, or keep him all to yourself 😃!
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