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Recipe

Gingerbread Shapes

Most people think that gingerbread men are not Jewish, but I love the flavor and so I make little Maccabees and other Hanukkah shapes, the kids have so much fun decorating too.

Times

  • Prep Time : 20 min
  • Cook Time : 12 min
  • Ready Time : 32 min

Servings

3 s

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup agave
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 2 sticks margarine, cut into tablespoons
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour or more as needed

Directions

Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 325°F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2 Bring molasses, agave, brown sugar, and spices to a boil in a 4 quart saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until dissolved, remove from heat.
3 Stir in baking soda, then margarine a few pieces at a time, letting each addition melt before adding the next, until all the margarine is melted (the stirring is great for a kid to help). Stir in the egg until combined; stir in the flour and salt.
4 Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead, dusting with as much of the white flour as needed to prevent sticking, until soft and easy to handle. Halve the dough and wrap half in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature.
5 Roll out other half to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters of your choice. Transfer to prepared cookie sheets. Bake, turning sheet halfway through baking until edges are darker, 11 minutes or so. Transer cookies to rack to cool.
6 Once cool decorate with your choice of icing and other treats. I melt chocolate chips in a ziplock, cut a whole in the corner and use to decorate and glue other treats.

Special instructions

Most people think that gingerbread men are not Jewish, but I love the flavor and so I make little Maccabees and other Hanukkah shapes, the kids have so much fun decorating too.

About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

 

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5 Responses to Gingerbread Shapes

  1. I love these cookies.

  2. avatar says: Sarah

    I love to make gingerbread men too.

  3. avatar says: Leah

    These have the perfect spice combo.

  4. I made these today again and doubled the recipe to make more and used double the molasses in place of the agave based on what I had and they came out very good.

  5. We made this dough and used it to make a gingerbread house. It was not the easiest, but it worked and tasted great.

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