• Cookie Cutter week - 3

    From Dave Drum@1:18/200 to All on Sat Dec 2 13:41:19 2023
    MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06

    Title: Politically Correct: Gingerbread People
    Categories: Cookies, Desserts, Snacks
    Yield: 42 Servings

    3 c Flour
    1/2 ts Sea salt
    1 tb Baking soda
    3/4 c Butter
    1 c Brown sugar
    1/2 c Molasses; NOT blackstrap
    1 lg Egg
    1 tb Fine grated fresh ginger
    1 tb Ground ginger
    1/2 ts Ground allspice
    1 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
    1/2 ts Ground black pepper
    1/2 ts Ground cloves
    1/4 ts Ground cardamom

    MMMMM----------------------ICING & ASSEMBLY---------------------------
    2 Egg whites
    2 ts Lemon juice
    2 c Powdered sugar; sifted
    Dragees or other decorations
    - as desired

    In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda.

    In the bowl of a standing mixer, or in a large bowl using
    a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar, 2 to 3 minutes.
    Mix in the molasses until incorporated, then the egg. Mix
    in the grated and ground ginger, allspice, cinnamon,
    pepper, cloves and cardamom until combined. Wrap the dough
    in plastic and chill for at least two hours -- and up to
    one week.

    Heat the oven to 375øF/190øC. Take half of the dough and
    roll out on a floured work surface to slightly less than
    1/4". Using cookie cutters in the desired shape, cut out
    the dough and place the shapes on a cookie tray lined
    with parchment, about 1" apart. Bake about 10 minutes,
    or until the edges of the cookies begin to color
    slightly. Do not over-bake. Cool cookies thoroughly on
    racks before frosting.

    ROYAL ICING AND ASSEMBLY: Place the egg whites and lemon
    juice in the bowl of a standing mixer (or in a mixing
    bowl, if using a hand mixer) and mix until combined.

    Gradually add in the sugar, mixing until well combined.
    Pipe onto cookies with a piping bag (remember to cover
    the unused portion of the icing with plastic wrap to
    prevent drying out). Garnish the cookies as desired with
    decorations, then dry at room temperature until the
    icing is hardened.

    Store in airtight containers for up to 3 weeks at room

    Servings: 3 1/2 dozen

    From: Amy Scattergood.

    From: http://www.latimes.com

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