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cryssi
12-13-2005, 05:03 PM
Hi!

I've been looking for a good gingerbread cookie recipe. I've found a few on allrecipes.com, but haven't tried them yet. I want them to be soft yet firm, does that make sense? Kind of cakey, but not too soft. Oh, and I don't like cloves, and am not crazy about orange in my cookies. LOL

Is this too much to ask for? :confused3 LOL!

Also, I like nutmeg, so had a grand idea for egg nog cookie cutouts. Same prerequisites...soft cookies!

Thanks in advance, if anyone has a recipe that fits the bill! LOL

c

btw, bring it on, jeff

Queenie
12-13-2005, 05:18 PM
Well I made some gingerbread men earlier this year that were firm but cakey (just how I like them - yum!) Here's the recipe for you, hope it works:

For 16 Gingerbread People:
10oz (300g) - Self Raising Flour
Pinch of Salt
3 Tablespoons of Ground Ginger
4oz (100g) - Caster Sugar
2oz (50g) - Margerine
3 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup
4 Tablespoons of Milk

1. Heat oven to 160 degrees C/325 degrees F/Gas Mark 3. Grease a baking tray.
2. Place flour, salt and ginger in a bowl.
3. Warm sugar, fat and syrup together and add to the dry ingrediants. Mix well.
4. Add milk and mix to a firm consistency. Knead lightly with hands.
5. Roll out and cut out shapes, place on the baking tray.
6. Decorate and bake for 10-15 minutes. If you want them cakey, stick closer to 10 minutes and check them often. They go from uncooked to teeth breakingly hard in about a minute, you need to catch it in the middle!
7. Allow to cool slightly and munch away!!

cryssi
12-13-2005, 05:52 PM
Well I made some gingerbread men earlier this year that were firm but cakey (just how I like them - yum!) Here's the recipe for you, hope it works:

For 16 Gingerbread People:
10oz (300g) - Self Raising Flour
Pinch of Salt
3 Tablespoons of Ground Ginger
4oz (100g) - Caster Sugar
2oz (50g) - Margerine
3 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup
4 Tablespoons of Milk

1. Heat oven to 160 degrees C/325 degrees F/Gas Mark 3. Grease a baking tray.
2. Place flour, salt and ginger in a bowl.
3. Warm sugar, fat and syrup together and add to the dry ingrediants. Mix well.
4. Add milk and mix to a firm consistency. Knead lightly with hands.
5. Roll out and cut out shapes, place on the baking tray.
6. Decorate and bake for 10-15 minutes. If you want them cakey, stick closer to 10 minutes and check them often. They go from uncooked to teeth breakingly hard in about a minute, you need to catch it in the middle!
7. Allow to cool slightly and munch away!!

Thanks! I can't wait to try this! :banana: