Gene's Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
1 cup molasses (mild, e.g. Brer Rabbit}
1 cup margarine
1 cup dark brown sugar
5 cups sifted, all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1] Heat molasses in large saucepan. Remove from heat,
stir in margarine and brown sugar. Cool.
2] Sift flour and dry ingredients.
3] Slowly, a little at a time, stir most of this flour mixture
into the molasses-margarine-sugar mixture.
4] Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
5] Stir in remaining flour, blend well.
6] Cover dough lightly; chill for 4 hrs or overnight.
7] Follow the instructions (at right) for molding in deep cavity molds
8] Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven at
350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Hints: Less spices may be used if your children find this
gingerbread too spicy. Can be kept in freezer for weeks