Gingerbread Cookies
by Wendy Kennedy

These are softer than regular gingerbread cookies, so let snap but more chew. which is great for smaller teeth and for those of us who just like something they can really get their teeth into.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Frugal recipes - Ingredients

1 1/4 cups butter or margarine
2 eggs
2 cups sugar 
4 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cloves
1/2 cups molasses

Cream margarine, eggs, molasses and sugar. Sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients. Roll into balls and dip in sugar or roll and cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters.

Bake 10 minutes for round balls and 8 minutes for rolled cookies at 350F.

Let stand before taking out of pan. Cookies will be soft but will harden as they cool.


Comment from kate

I love gingerbread but I don’t like hard biscuits so this recipe is right up my street. I also know lots of kids which will love this mix used for their gingerbread men. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t find half eaten gingerbread men because children like the idea of these little men but actually don’t really like the biscuits themselves. I think by making them a little softer they will be much more appealing.

I tried this recipe out for myself the other day and I was right they were fantastic. I had trouble stopping myself eating my way through the whole batch.

Next time I will make some gingerbread men and try them out on my sisters children. If they love them as much as I did I think I will become their favourite auntie.

As an extra special treat I like to cover gingerbread men in chocolate one side and give them hundreds and thousand sprinkles. Makes them look even more enticing. Not great for the waist line though, but everything in moderation I say.

Anyone got some more great frugal recipe ideas? We are always open to new ones.

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