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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
GERMAN 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.
2
Chill 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.
3
Place cutouts on greased baking sheets- sprinkle with sugar if desired.
Bake in 350^ for 10-12 minutes just until bottom is lightly browned.
4
Remove 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.
5
Dream 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.
6
ROLLED 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