16 oz butter 15 oz granulated sugar (2 cups) 1 lb + 2 oz corn syrup (2 cups) 1/2 cups milk 2 lb + 10oz bread flour (8 3/4 cups) 3 tsp baking soda 4 TBS ground cinnamon 2 TBS ground cloves 2 TBS ground ginger
1 Place the butter, sugar, corn syrup and milk in a sauce pan and heat until about 110 degrees. Stirring the mixture until smooth paste. 2 Sift the flour, baking soda and spices together. Incorporate the butter mixture into the flour. 3 Line the bottom of a jelly roll will parchment and dust with flour. Place the dough on top and flatten the dough out. Cover and refrigerate overnight. **Could chill in freezer for 6 hours** 4 Preheat oven to 375. Roll the dough out on a floured surface in small batches, keeping the rest of the dough in the refrigerator. The dough will feel sticky but don't add flour. The flour used in the rolling will be enough, too much flour makes the cookies too hard. 5 Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut and place cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Bake for about 10 minutes or until they have browned. **8 min if you like them soft and chewy** 6 Makes 90 3-inch cookies. 7 If you're making gingerbread houses, add 6 oz of flour, and use margarine instead of butter.
Snip--half the Gingerbread Boy was gone.
Snip, Snap--he was three-quarters gone.
Snip, Snap, Snip,
at last and at last
he went the way of
every single gingerbread boy
that ever came
out of the oven...
He was all gone!
The Gingerbread Boy
What fun!!! The cookies look awesome...did the kids have at least a little help decorating them? I had actually forgotten about that gingerbread recipe...now I can't wait to give it a try!
It looks like you guys had a really great time, I think we will try that recipe! Wyatt always looks good but the picture of him in his cape he looks absolutely handsome!
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