gingerbread and/or egg nog cutouts

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  1. cryssi

    cryssi <font color=blue>Kabocha<br><font color=green>Look

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    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
     
  2. Queenie

    Queenie Mouseketeer<br><font color="green">Will wear a lim

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    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!!
     
  3. cryssi

    cryssi <font color=blue>Kabocha<br><font color=green>Look

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

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