RECIPE FOR GINGERBREAD HOUSE MOLD

GINGERBREAD HOUSE

INGREDIENTS 

Recipe Yields 1 House

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1cup vegetable shortening
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1cup molasses
  • 1 egg

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spray the mold with nonstick cooking spray; blot excess oil using paper towel.
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt and cloves; mix well.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat shortening and sugar until blended. Add molasses and egg; beat until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture; mix well.
  4. Shape dough into a ball; divide dough into 2 portions. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap; chill 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Press 1 portion of dough firmly into prepared mold, filling all sections. Holding serrated knife parallel to the surface of the mold cut excess dough from mold.
  6. Bake 17-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Remove to cooling rack. Cool in mold 5 minutes. Carefully remove cookie pieces from mold; cool completely. Cool mold completely before filling with remaining dough.
  8. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.
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