Gingerbread Santa

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Here is an easy way to decorate your Lebkuchen or Molasses cookies for the holiday. Create Santa's or Snowmen from the Gingerbread Boy cookie cutter. Use you favorite cut-out cookie recipe or the one here and get a head start on you cookie baking.

Recipes from a good friend and neighbor in Mi.,Grandma Kross.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Makes about 8 dozen
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

ROLLED LEBKUCHEN:

3/4 c
brown sugar, packed
1/4 c
honey
3/4 c
dark molasses
1 large
egg
3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
chopped almonds
1 1/4 tsp
each of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 tsp
each ground cloves and allspice
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
mixed candied fruit, ground

GERMAN SOUR CREAM COOKIES:

1 c
oleo (margarine or butter or crisco)
5 large
egg yolks
1 3/4 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
vanilla
5 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
each of baking powder, salt and baking soda
2 tsp
nutmeg
1 c
dairy sour cream

Step-By-Step

1GERMAN SOUR CREAM COOKIES:
Combine oleo, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. Combine the sour cream and baking soda. Stir in all dry ingredients, alternately with the sour cream mixture.
2Chill dough for 15 minutes. Roll a small portion of dough on a lightly floured board. Cut with your Santa or Gingerbread boy cutter or other festive Christmas cookie cutters. Repeat with remaining dough.
3Place cutouts on greased baking sheets- sprinkle with sugar if desired.
Bake in 350^ for 10-12 minutes just until bottom is lightly browned.
4Remove cookies from baking sheet immediately to cool on brown paper or newspaper.
Decorate with decorator icing or just frost with this recipe below, and sprinkle with colored sugars, etc.
5Dream Whip Frosting-from 1956
1 envelope Dream Whip powdered mix
1/2 cup very cold milk
1 pound powdered sugar(4 cups)
3 Tablespoons butter,melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk -add if mixture is too thick
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Beat together in mixer bowl until light and fluffy.
6ROLLED LEBKUCHEN:
Beat eggs and brown sugar until fluffy.Stir in honey and molasses. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Stir in fruit and nuts. Chill dough overnight.
Roll dough to 1/4" thick. Cut with coolie cutter Gingerbread Man cutter or other cutters. Bake on greased cookie sheets for 12 minutes at 350^. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheets. Frost as you desire.May frost while warm and decorate top with red candied cherry or almond half.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German