Gingerbread People

Vi Shevkenek [nee Neufeld]

Measure into large bowl:

  • 2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda

Stir in:

  • ½ c. boiling water

Stir in until melted:

  • 1 c. unsalted butter (I use margarine)

Then stir in:

  • ½ cup molasses

Gradually stir in:

  • 3 ½ c. flour

Then add enough flour more (should be approx. ½ cup more) so that dough is firm enough to roll out. Can roll out right away but preferably put in Tupperware or plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 2 weeks (or freeze). Roll to ¼” thickness on lightly floured board and cut into shapes. Bake on ungreased sheets for 10-20 mins till done. (360 oven). Let cool on sheet 5 mins before removing onto rack!

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One Comment to “Gingerbread People”

  1. Now these I can vouch for…but please use butter not margarine. What was I thinking back then?!

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