Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Cookies

  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  3. 1 cup butter or margarine, softened

  4. 1/3 cup molasses

  5. 1 egg

  6. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  7. 1 cup whole wheat flour

  8. 2 teaspoons baking soda

  9. 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  10. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  12. Frosting

  13. 1/4 cup butter, softened

  14. 2 tablespoons shortening

  15. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  16. Dash salt

  17. 2 cups powdered sugar

  18. 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and 1 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg until well blended. On low speed, beat in remaining cookie ingredients until well mixed. If necessary, cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.

  2. Heat oven to 350°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch round or desired shape cookie cutters. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 1 inch apart.

  3. Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  4. In small bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and the shortening on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and dash salt. On low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. On high speed, beat in 1 tablespoon milk until light and fluffy. Add enough additional milk until frosting can be spread or piped. Frost or decorate cookies as desired. Let stand until frosting is set, about 30 minutes. Store in loosely covered container.

  5. For a children's party or family get-together with dozens of cousins, make a gingerbread cookie to represent each child. Decorate accordingly, and pipe the name or initials of each child onto the cookie. Or let children create gingerbread "families."

  6. Gingerbread, a spicy brown sweet, traditionally falls into two main categories: cake versions and cookies, which in turn can be thin and crispy or thick and chewy.

  7. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft)

  8. High Altitude Directions Nutritional Information Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Cookie)

  9. Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 25),


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