Friday, December 13, 2013

Ginger Jam Jams AKA Ginger Bread Cookies

I will upload a photo when I can, but here is the recipe I use for Ginger Bread Men.  It is really a Ginger Jam Jams recipe, but the flavor is so nice, we like them better than most really crunchy ones.

Ginger Jam Jams AKA Ginger Bread Men Recipe

1 cup Butter
1 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Molasses
1/2 cup Syrup
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Hot Water
1 tsp Ginger  ( I usually add cinnamon as well, but this is the original recipe)
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla
6 cups (approx) Flour

Cream butter and sugar.
Add molasses and syrup.
Dissolve baking soda in water and add.
Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl and slowly add to dough.  Add enough flour to make a rollable dough.
Make into your favorite shapes.  Small cookies take less time to bake.
BAKE 350 for 10-12 minutes.

You can also let cool, then spread with raspberry or strawberry jam and make them into a sandwich cookie.

This is a LARGE BATCH.  Feel free to half it.

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