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JULY 20, 2010 3:09PM

Nana M's Gingerbread Cookies

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I have written about Nana M and the Gingerbread Cookies before... for the background look H e r e 

Several weeks ago Nana M finally gave me her recipe for gingerbread cookies...   with the notation that this is a very old recipe.   This is also a recipe that will produce the BEST gingerbread cookies you will ever eat.  

Nana M's Gingerbread Cookies

1/4 C Shortening, Lard or Butter
1/2 C honey

Heat until fat is melted then cool to luke warm.  

Mix Together:
5 1/2 C Flour
3 teaspoons Baking soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon nutmeg
1 Teaspoon allspice
1 Teaspoon ginger
1 Teaspoon cloves

Cream together:
3 eggs
1C white sugar
1C dark brown sugar


Add cooled honey mixture to well creamed egg mixture.  Slowly add the flour mixture and blend into a smooth dough.  Cool 20 minutes if desired (but you don't have to cool it at all).

Roll out on floured surface (something between 1/4 and 3/8 of an inch thick when you roll it out) and cut with cookie cutters.  Bake on greased cookie sheets at 350* for 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool.   Frost or not as you prefer.   

(Trust me on this one... frosting is absolutely not necessary)

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I eat only one cookie - and they aren't easy to find anymore. That would be crunchy hear-me-bite-into-it-from-across-the-room, gingerbread cookies. No frosting. Yppee! I can't wait to try this!
Gabby... if you want these crunchy you have to roll them out thin... I'd go something about an eighth of an inch on rolling them out.
got it~ I'm making these Friday to take to my parents for dinner - surprise!