Gingerbread People and Felines and Phantoms, Oh My!

How to turn gingerpeople into gingercats.

These gingerbread cookies were a yearly Christmas tradition at my house for many years. They are very soft and tasty and a great hit with everyone who has tasted them.

Erik, the Phantom of the Opera: This was the first year I went all-out on these, I think, in 1999. My camera was lousy in those days. Sorry.

1 1/2 c light molasses
1 c packed brown sugar
2/3 c cold water
1/3 c shortening
7 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Mix molasses, brown sugar, water, and shortening.

Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 350. Roll dough 1/4″ thick on floured board. Cut with floured gingerbread cookie cutter or your favourite shaped cutter. Place about 2″ apart on lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool.

I made a pattern out of brown paper bag for these angels and cut them out with a sharp knife.

To decorate, use a mixture of icing/powdered sugar and non-dairy milk or water. Usually about 3 c sugar to 2-3 tablespoons of the milk or water. Use a small round tip on an icing bag.

One year the pirates (and one dunce and his duck) took over completely.

This is what I think of being eaten.

Categories: dessert, holiday, recipes, vegan | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Gingerbread People and Felines and Phantoms, Oh My!

  1. Gosh those look so scrumptious and so cute!! I love how they are decorated! It would be mighty fun eating them!!


  2. Yum! These sound delicious. And, so cute! My kids would live these. The rabbit, teapot and pirates are my favourites!


  3. *sorry, ‘love’, not live! Haha!


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