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Spicy Gingerbread Men & Glace Icing Recipe

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This recipe for Spicy Gingerbread Men & Glace Icing, by , is from Eating Under a Tree, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cassie Keller
Added: Wednesday, January 21, 2009


1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap)
1 egg yolk
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp.salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg

Toba Garrett's Glace Icing
1 lb. confectioners' sugar
3/8 cup milk
3/8 cup light corn syrup
flavoring as desired (we use almond)

In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar and milk first. Add corn syrup just until combined.
Divide to flavor and add color.

You can use squirt bottles, small plastic baggies or pastry bags to make the decorating fun & easy.

Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in molasses and egg yolk.

Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth.

Cover, and chill for at least one hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Frost or decorate when cool.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20-30 depending on cookie thickness
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We found that the colder we could get the dough the better it rolled out. We ended up putting it in the freezer and rolling out very small batches. Also, try to avoid using too much flour when working with the dough as it dilutes the flavor of the cookie.

These cookies are tricky but the end product is delicious & fun!




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