Loved that story when I was small..
Thus my lingering love affair with gingerbread men~
And reindeers and stars~
I saved some stars for ornaments..
Alicias' skates..To Mod Podged Holly Hobby ornaments~(1970's)~
The recipe I used was Pinned..CHEWY..Gingerbread..not so much..some were still hard~
But some..go figure..were softer..I am keeping the recipe and will add a bit more molasses next time..
From Stick a Fork In It~Thank you:)
3 cups flour
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
12 tbsps butter softened slightly ..cut into 12 pieces
3/4 cup molasses
2 tbsps milk
In the bowl of a stand mixer blend together the flour, brown ,sugar, ginger ,cinnamon, cloves, salt ,and baking powder..until well combined..add the cut up pieces of butter..mix until it resembles a very fine meal..add molasses and milk mix until well combined and moistened into a nice dough.
Divide dough in half.. place in between 2 pieces of parchment.. roll out to ap 1/4 inch thick ..Refrigerate at least 20 mins..
Preheat oven to 350F..take dough out and cut into desired shapes..place on parchment lined sheets and bake ap 9-12 mins..cool and decorate..
I didn't decorate mine this year..I just used cookie cutters and my favorite Williams Sonoma cutters:)
You can also go see here to learn more about them..so glad I bought them!
I am seeing dear friends Saturday. I have not seen them in years...while in Florida..I bought a BIG snowflake ornament at HomeGoods..and made 2 for them..
They had Santas.. Trees..but the snowflake caught my eye~They are the only two I dabbed with Royal Icing~
I don't know how they do it? Home Goods..and find such charming things at such affordable prices..$6.99..
Online catalogs..their prices are astronomical for large..unique designs~
So Thank you..Home Goods~
Not taking a lot of time to get the right light..exposure..staging etc.. just too much to share before Christmas..I don't want to tell you about these things after Christmas:)
By the way..my favorite Christmas episode of my favorite all time show on TV aired last night and will air tonight again..
For those of you who follow..PARENTHOOD..
Tonight is a 4 hankie episode..
It's the only show I am faithful to..on real TV:)I am such a huge fan..:)
I love all the cast..their characters..the storylines.~