Believe it or not, there are 12 weeks until Christmas. My blogging buddy, Bridget, is posting a great weekly series called the 12 Crafts of Christmas. Frankly, I am not very “crafty”, however I have been going through my mother’s Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook she received as a wedding present in 1959. I have decided to take the next 12 weeks and test out some vintage Christmas cookies recipes. My testers will be seven children who range in ages 3-10.
This week we baked gingerbread man using the “Merry Christmas Cookies Dark Dough recipe found on page 201. Here’s the recipe:
Mix together thoroughly:
1/3 cup soft shortening, 1/3 brown sugar, 1 egg, & 2/3 cup molasses.
Sift together and stir in:
2 3/4 cup sifted GOLD MEDAL Flour, 1 tsp. soda, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. ginger.
Chill dough. Roll out thick, about 1/4 inch. Cut into desired shapes. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degree oven until when touched lightly with finger, no imprint remains, 6-10 minutes, makes about 12 gingerbread men. So far, the four children who eat them this week, said they were yummy.