What You Need:
1/2 cup Shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter (softened)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup molasses
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
Royal Icing Recipe
Red Hots/ "cinnamon imperials" (or other sprinkles/decorations)
- Yield: 3-4 dozen 4" tall gingerbread men
*You see 2 eggs in the photo because I doubled the recipe in order to make some gingersnaps, too. For info on how to make half & half, check out the bottom of the gingersnap recipe.
Hi reflection of me in the bottom of the plastic wrap. When will I learn?!
Press it into a disk or ball and wrap in plastic wrap. (I should have taken a picture here. The dough is not all in one ball when you dump it from the mixer. It is in large pieces that you then wrap and press together with the plastic.)
Chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
Bake for 8-9 minutes at 350-degrees.
royal icing. If you wish, thin some of it to use as a flooding icing as well.
icing bullet and use a round tip (I used tip #3) to make the outline. You could also use the cut-off corner of a zip-top bag, but your lines won't be quite as round.
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