Shared Recipe: Gingerbread People

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Gingerbread People

(Source: Make Me Something Good to Eat by Tamra Davis)

1 stick of butter softened
½ cup of sugar
½ cup of honey
¼ cup of dark molasses
2 ½ cups of flour
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt


Powdered sugar icing with food coloring

Candies and raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all the ingredients, except decorations, together in a large mixing bowl (If it does not come together add a tablespoon of ice water). Wrap in wax paper and put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the dough between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or wax paper until it’s about ¼ inch thick.

Cut out the gingerbread people. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool before decorating. Set out your decorations. Mix powdered confectioners sugar with a little water at to make an icing. Add food coloring to make different colors (tip: try putting the coloring in squirt bottles or a little bowl with some brushes or spoons).

Put out little bowls with different candies and raisins.

Fun activity:  put each gingerbread person on a piece of wax paper and had let the kids write their names and  decorated their gingerbread person. It takes about 20 minutes for the frosting to set and they are ready to eat.

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