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run..run.. as fast as you can. I am gingerbread man

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Holiday baking spirit is in the air.  So, I am finally gonna make gingerbread cookies.. at least once I have a recipe. As far as food gifts,  I have made rugelach, sugar cookies, but never gingerbread man. This year I will try to bake some with the kids as our holiday tradition.  I am just not a ginger flavor kind of girl.  But, last year my daughter brought one home from class project and it was quite tasty.  It was firm yet soft in the middle.  And hardly much spices at all.  Yes, i can google a recipe but why when I have the pros here on chef talk? So, lets talk gingerbread boy and girls.  Anyone has a good recipe that I can bite its head off (cookie)?

 

And maybe one of these days, I will try to make a gingerbread house..yikes!  But that would not be a soft cookie that I would want to eat.

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I would also like someone to chime in with their expert opinions for this one! 

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This is my favorite recipe for Gingerbread men (and pigs):

 

http://www.joyofbaking.com/GingerbreadMen.html

 

In fact, I have never been disappointed with recipes from this site!

 

I know nothing about building houses but think that it is either a slightly stiffer dough, or overbaked.

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This is my favorite recipe for Gingerbread men (and pigs):

http://www.joyofbaking.com/GingerbreadMen.html

In fact, I have never been disappointed with recipes from this site!

I know nothing about building houses but think that it is either a slightly stiffer dough, or overbaked.

Very nice one indeed. I wil try to make Gingerbread Men and report the results.
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I had the best time last year making these cookies

 

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I used this recipe :

 

Perfect Gingerbread Men

2 to 3 dozen cookies    From Food Network Magazine December 2010 Issue

 

Mix: Sift 3 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon each baking soda and salt, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves and allspice into a bowl. In another bowl, mix 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon melted shortening, 2/3 cup light brown sugar and 3/4 cup molasses; beat in 1 egg with a mixer. Beat in the flour mixture in two additions. Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic and pat to 1/2 inch thick. Chill 2 hours.

Cut: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. On a floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to 1/4 inch thick, dusting with flour, if needed. Cut into 3-to-5-inch gingerbread men and arrange 1 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Brush off excess flour and chill 15 minutes.

Bake: Bake until the cookies are golden around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool, then decorate with Royal Icing.

 

... and really, they were perfect

a nice crisp exterior and nice interior...

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