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Old 11-08-2006, 01:00 PM   #11
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I have school, then I have to work, then I start univsersity.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:06 PM   #12
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Here's the recipe:

Gingerbread Boys

Fat, puffy cookies - really cute.

1/3 c shortening
1 c brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups dark molasses
2/3 cup cold water
7 cups AP flour
2 t soda
1 t salt
1 t allspice
1 t ginger
1 t cloves
1 t cinnamon

Mix shortening, sugar, and molasses thoroughly. Stir in water. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. Blend all dry ingredients; stir in. Chill.

Heat oven to 350. Roll dough 1/4" thick on a lightly floured board. Cut with gingerbread boy cutters. At this time, decorate with red hots or raisins, if desired. I bend a large ornament wire on the back to hang the cookies on the tree. Place far apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched lightly.


Ice cooled cookies, if desired. Makes 2 1/2 doz.- 2 1/2 " cookies

If you use self-fising flour, omit soda and salt.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:10 PM   #13
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I'm gonna go on a limb here and assume those are all tsp., not tbsp measurements.

Unless they are tonnes...
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:15 PM   #14
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Yes, a small t is teaspoon, a large T is tablespoon.

To keep the frangrance, you can buy cinnamon oil and dot it on the back of the cookies as the smell dissipates.

Press the cookie cutter straight down so the sides come up straight...none of this moving it about to get it loosened from the counter.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:42 PM   #15
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I don't know where the recipe is, but I'm sure I've read many times that if you are going to hang your cookies on the tree, you should use extra flour to make them sturdier, and as such, they are not tasty to eat.

But I can't remember where I read that.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:01 PM   #16
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HB, again, many, many thanks! Cinnamon oil, and perhaps a little orange oil...and clove oil. Our home is going to smell like christmas and no mistake!
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:47 PM   #17
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I don't remember the exact recipe, but I would watch a person combine about 6 oz of cinnamon with a can of applesauce and wrap that in cheese cloth and use a colander to drain it for a couple of days. As I said I am not sure on the exact estimates. After most of the moisture was gone you could roll out what was left and cut it with a cookie cutter to make ornaments. You would then let it dry for a couple of additional days.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:52 PM   #18
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If you plan on eating them, please do not, under any circunstances shellac them to try to make them last longer. Not that I did that or anything.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:08 PM   #19
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My mother used to make cookie ornaments that were works of art. She had special 3-D cutters and a cookie recipe and directions that went with them. Mom hand-painted them with food coloring and icing, and when they were dry, she'd wrap them with Seran Wrap, tie with red ribbons, and hang.
One thing about these cookies...they are pretty hard. They have to be to hold up well and have all those details.
Sadly, I no longer have the cookie cutter set, but I'm sure they are still available somewhere.

I got more into baked bread dough ornaments. They aren't edible, but they are fun to make.
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Here's a great site I found while looking for cookie recipes....

http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-cra...ecorations_ms/
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