I use to love gingerbread, when I could eat sugar that is, but I still know a lot of people that do. Why not have fun with a gingerbread recipe and these fun silicone baking molds? You can make a plate of them for Christmas or parties or package them up for a gift. Many shut-ins would love the old fashioned taste of gingerbread in a bite size portion.
I use a gingerbread recipe (not gingerbread cookie recipe) that I love that came from a cookbook I got back in the 70's Yes the 70's. "Wow!" You say, "she's old!" Well age is a frame of mine, right? But you can use your favorite gingerbread recipe.
The recipe I use came from Gold Medal Century of Success Cookbook, The best gold medal recipe of 100 years. It has some of my favorite recipes in it. If you request I'll post it.
Each little gingerbread boy mold only takes 1/2 tablespoon of batter. Grease each gingerbread form with a baking spray or melted margarine or butter each time before you fill. I bake them on 350 degrees for around 14 - 15 minutes on a cookie sheet. You will know when they are done when you push on one and it springs back like cake. To remove them from the mold let them cool some but not all the way. When they are still warm, but not hot, push the little gingerbread men up from the bottom and they will come out easily. If you wait until they are completely cool, they will stick to the form and not come out in one piece as easily. After they have cooled on a paper towel or cooling rack, you can cover them with powdered sugar by putting the powdered sugar in a sifter or a fine screen sieve.
This is just another great homemade gift idea. I have a Christmas tree mold that I am going to put chocolate brownie batter in. Decorate them any way you please and have fun making them, giving them, and eating them.
Merry Christmas & God Bless
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