Amish Gingerbread Cookies

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Coming soon: a redesigned cover of An Amish Christmas. Rachel baked some delicious gingerbread cookies tonight and these gingery guys will be on the new cover.  And they taste as good as they look. Yum!  How many cookies can I shovel into my mouth tonight?   Here is the recipe so you can try them yourself. Rachel said it was an easy recipe.  Just make sure you chill the dough thoroughly and flour your rolling surface.

Here is the recipe:


2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ginger
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. molasses
3 T. hot water
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Blend well. Chill dough at
least one hour before handling.
Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/8 of an inch of thickness. Use
gingerbread man cookie cutter.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Cool and decorate.

HINT: For a softer, more “gingery” cookie…don’t use a cookie cutter, shape the dough into 3 /4-inch thick, 1″ across “buttons”…and then decorate with frosting and Christmas colored sprinkles…Of course they won’t be gingerbread men but you get a softer, fuller cookie…that’s coming from an editor that likes soft cookies:), the gingerbread men taste great, but since they are a thinner cookie they’ll be crispier.


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The Discussion

  1. Barb Wright says:

    Looks yummy!! Gingerbread boys are mine and my youngest son’s favorite cookie. I haven’t made them yet..but soon will be! Rachel’s recipe is like mine,except mine doesn’t call for hot water. Nothing better than hot coffee and a gingerbread boy on a frosty morning after coming in from the barn!!

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  2. Kevin do you have recipes for sorghum cookies? When I was in Sugarcreek this fall I bought alot of sorghum because I love those cookies and the taste!!! Any recipes would be appreciated!

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