Gingerbread Ornaments

ginger cookies


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It’s been snowing here and I can’t think of a better way to spend an indoor snow day.

  • 6 Tablespoons Shortening
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Molasses
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cloves
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 7 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large-size bowl beat together shortening and sugar. Stir in molasses.
  3. In a separate large-size bowl sift together baking soda, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and flour. Alternately add water and the dry ingredients to the sugar and shortening mixture. Mix thoroughly, and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours. Remove from refrigerator. Cut dough into 3 equal pieces and lightly knead each piece. Roll out each piece so that it is 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Using holiday cookie cutters, cut out the shapes that you want. Then use a medium-size drinking straw or the end of a chopstick to make a hole at the top of each shape.
  5. Place cookies on cookie sheets and place in oven 20 minutes. Turn off oven and allow cookies to cool inside. This will help to harden cookies.
  6. Remove from oven and place cookies on racks. Let them completely harden.
  7. Paint cookies with acrylic paints and let paint dry.
  8. Thread a 5 to 6 inch piece of ribbon through the holes and then tie the ends in a knot. Place them on your tree or give them away as gifts.
  9. Makes About 20
  10. Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 50 Minutes
  11. "Work With What You Got!"
  12. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2017 All Rights Reserved


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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