Recipe by cdagirl
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1 1/2 cups
light corn syrup
2 1/2 cups
cream of tartar
This recipe is more like a gingersnaps recipe rather than a soft and/or chewy gingerbread people recipe. However, they were really tasty and worked well with cutouts.
The icing recipe worked very well. We added food coloring and it was great!
I added 3 tablespoons of molasses for a more gingerbread taste. Also the gingerbread "people" looked looked like bloated blobs, probably too much baking powder? On the plus side, they were very tasty! Either way I won't be making this recipe anymore.
These were wonderful. My son says they are nice and moist. The dough did spread when baking, my people looked very fat, but they tasted great.
I loved this recipe and although they are more spice biscuits than ginger, they were delicious. After reading the reviews I added an extra half a cup of flour and the biscuits kept their shape beautifully. This recipe will definitely be a favourite of mine and my family's
The cookies are soft enough to be edible, but firm enough to make good building material, about the texture of a good sugar cookie. They are lightly spiced enough that even the people who don't like gingerbread usually even enjoy them, but still have that wondeful gingerbread bite.
I love this recipe! I have used it many times and it always turns out great! I get complements every time I make these. The cookies most of the time do spread out too far after being baked, but you can just put designs with icing on them and they will look really nice.
This is the first time i've made gingerbread cookies, and these were fantastic. I live in New Zealand, and used Golden Syrup instead of corn syrup or molasses (as one reviewer suggested). I also didn't use ginger, as I was out. I know, gingerbread cookies without ginger? I added a bit more cinnamon and used nutmeg instead. The cookies weren't at all spicy-hot (probably because of the lack of ginger), but they tasted wonderful! Can't wait to make more.
This are good cookies, I liked them, but I found them a little bit spicier and sweeter than I would've liked. I tried to do boys and girls, and they spread out so much, you couldn't tell what they were once they were done. I will definetly try another recipe for the next time.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 48
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