These cookies did not work out for me. I tried them twice. The first time I added spice and followed the rest of the recipe exact and the dough came out crumbly so I added a bit more flour and shortening. Big mistake. Since this was my first time trying gingerbread I wasn't sure how the dough was supposed to look. It tasted good as dough but when the cookies came out they were very thick and biscuit tasting. Soft though and tasted better the next day, but not like the traditional gingerbread men I wanted. Today, I tried again, I doubled the recipe, added additional spice once again (pinch of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg) and the dough came out much darker and creamier, like a normal cookie dough. It took about 2 hours to chill and I've just rolled out the first batch and they are practically flavorless. I couldn't tell when they were done because the bellies didn't "pop back" like the recipe says they will and overcooked the first tray, so they were a little burnt and nasty. I've wasted a lot of ingredients on this recipe and will not be using it again. Hopefully the cookies will taste better tmrw.
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These cookies did not work out for me. I tried them twice. The first time I added spice and...