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The one we use is for the ginger cookies out of Better Homes and Gardens cook book. My kids like them. In fact, I can now only make them at Christmas time, since Arthur said they "smell like Christmas"! Do you have this recipe?

Posted by Peggy U at December 21, 2007 12:54 AM

Funny you should post this. I have my Betty Crocker cookbook out right now & have started to measure the dry ingredients for gingerbread cookies. My son has been asking to make them for WEEKS! Will post the recipe later if it's a keeper!

Posted by Marie at December 21, 2007 08:41 AM

I wish I had a recipe for you - but I am sure others will come through!

I have been chucking over the idea of gingerbread weenies all day....

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Posted by Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper at December 21, 2007 05:19 PM

Peggy and Marie- I have neither of these recipes! Please send!

Richmond- I may have three so far... I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Oh yes, weenies complete with gold balls. Its lovely... really. ;-)

Jay- GRRRR. Actually, I saw this at Richmond's and was going to pilfer it... so now I'll just do it for sure! ;-)

Posted by Bou at December 21, 2007 06:20 PM

You should make meat loaf gingerbread men. I bet the boys would gladly eat them for dinner.

Posted by Toluca Nole at December 21, 2007 07:49 PM

Rolled Ginger Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 Tbsp. vinegar
5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 to 3 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar. Sift together dry ingredients; blend in. Chill 3 hours.

Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut in shapes. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 5 to 6 minutes. Cool slightly. Remove to rack. Makes about 5 dozen.

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This is the recipe we use every year. Now here's where I deviate. I throw in more cinnamon and less ginger than it calls for. I'm too lazy to sift and too impatient to chill. If the dough isn't stiff enough to roll out, I add flour until it is. Sometimes I throw in a little vanilla or lemon juice, just for the hell of it. I have also been known to guesstimate on the salt, baking soda, etc. if I can't find my one and only teaspoon measure. And I'm pretty sure I roll the dough out a little thicker, and I've NEVER greased a cookie sheet! Also, given that I roll the dough thicker, I let them cook longer (from 8 to 11 minutes, or until they look kind of light brown on the edges)and then I let them cool on the cookie sheet. Ok, I don't follow directions so well!

We always use those little red hots, or cinnamon candies, for their mouths and buttons. We use chocolate chips for eyes. Don't ever put a gumdrop on before baking - they melt, and not in a pretty way!

Sometimes we modify the gingersnap recipe from the same cook book. There is brown sugar in that recipe, so it is a little different. I can send that one along later if you'd like. Merry Christmas!!!

Posted by Peggy U at December 21, 2007 11:57 PM

Here you go! http://www.practigal.net/practigal/2007/12/boudiccas-colle.html

They're yummy! My family approves.

Posted by Marie at December 22, 2007 09:56 AM

TN- Let me guess. They could use 'meat balls' instead of those gold balls for decoration...

Peggy- Good Lord you crack me up. TGOO was reading your comment aloud today at breakfast and we were laughing hysterically.

Marie- THANK YOU!!!! Whooo hooo!

Posted by Bou at December 22, 2007 02:18 PM

No gingerbread cookie recipe here, but I have a hell of a popcorn ball recipe. Just ask Morrigan! ;-)

Posted by Sissy at December 22, 2007 06:03 PM

Sorry- I can't quit laughing over hoo hoo and weenie.....

I wonder...who ever thought of naming it hoo hoo? Does it echo?

ROFL

Posted by Rave at December 23, 2007 08:59 AM