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Lorei's Gingerbread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cathy Gessler

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 1/2 c. flour
1 T. ginger
1 t. cinnamon
1 c. butter softened
1/2 c. molasses*
1 c. light brown sugar
2 eggs

Directions:
Directions:
Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Blend in molasses & eggs. Gradually add flour mixture. Mix thoroughly. Can be chilled until firm.

Tip - *the molasses will come out of the cup easier if you oil your measuring cup first. I like
black strap molasses, but for a milder flavor lighter molasses will work or, I suppose,
cane syrup. If you do not like ginger or molasses, you could try honey and leaving out
the ginger.
To be continued ....... ask Lorei for the rest. Her computer ate it.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
From Lorei
When the kids were little, we tried to keep them away from sweets. For their birthday
we tried new ideas. Hans' first birthday cake was made from banana bread, carrots
and the like to make it a train engine. For Tina it was cornbread because she loved
Jiffy Mix. One Christmas we tried making gingerbread for the grandparents. It was fun
and challenging. Eventually that became our birthday cake as well. It was a challenge
to come up with something new, something that had to do with the child's interests, and
eatable decorations. We also made it a tradition to have a toy or such hidden inside or
as part of the decorations. The fun could be written on page after page. Cowboys,
castles, olympic ballet, treasure hunts, and on and on. Once time got pinched and
Heidi ended up making her own and did not realize it. Fun, surprise and late nights are
the legacy!

 

 

 

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