After reading both pro and con reviews of this recipe, I decided to try it. Unfortunately, I am another of those disappointed in it. As others have mentioned, the dough is VERY hard to work with. My hands were cramping up by the time I had worked in the 6+cups of dry ingredients. As others have also said, the flavor was lacking. I tasted the dough as I was working the ingredients together, and decided to add some salt. This helped a little, but probably would have been better to have a whole teaspoon sifted into the flour from the start. After letting the dough sit, I cut and baked the cookies, all of which bubbled up, leaving my gingerbread men looking like they had boobs, goiters, or aliens about to pop out of their bodies. Never saw cookies do that before. *L* Tasting them, however, was the biggest letdown of all. After all that hard work, they were mediocre at best. My toddler loved them, of course, but I wanted more flavor from them. They didn't need more ginger; my husband thinks they needed more sugar, and I think he might be right. I didn't want to just ice them for the extra sweetness, though, because then you're just eating dead cookies with sugar for flavor. Next time, I will definitely put more brown sugar in, and perhaps more liquid so they are not so dry. (Once cooled, they were like crackers! I let them sit out for several hours before putting them in a container, and then, somehow, they softened up.) My father-in-law loved them, at least.
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After reading both pro and con reviews of this recipe, I decided to try it. Unfortunately, I...