Thursday, December 10, 2015

Be quick....

.....and catch that gingerbread man!  It looks like he's ready to make a run for it!

We will, however, be successful in our attempts to corral him.:-) He's due on the cookie tray!

This recipe was on the card to which a bear cookie cutter was attached.  It seemed to be an appropriate gift for a family member a number of years ago, so the cookies have become known as "Bear" Cookies.:-)

3 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon bakiing soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sift all dry ingredients together.  Beat butter and sugars until smooth.  Add egg, molasses, and vanilla.  Beat until well-mixed.  Add dry ingredients a little at a time until well-mixed.  Make into a ball and chill for one hour.  Roll out and cut into desired shapes.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes until almost firm.
Of course, the number of cookies this recipe will make depends on the size of your cookie cutter.:-) This is a new size for me this year!  Now, just to add trim, and he'll be ready!

More to follow!


  1. You always make everything from your kitchen so special, and I'm sure these cookies will be delightful! I wouldn't need any embellishment to enjoy them, as I'm easy to please! Have a fabulous Friday, Sister! Love you!

  2. Gingerbread bears sound good to me. I'm sure they will be very tasty.

  3. Great recipe but... what if he runs away?

  4. I hope to get to some baking next week. I love this recipe.
    I bet it smelled just so wonderful in your kitchen. Have a lovely weekend Nellie.

  5. I love the story of the gingerbread man as a child. I think i thought it was true.

  6. I have to make some cookies for the library cookie sale next weekend.
    *Nellie, I got the card informing me that you are giving me the magazine subscription. Soon, I guess!