Grandma Kathy's Gingerbread
(from a recipe given to her over 40 years ago)
1 C. butter
1 C. sugar
5 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 C. molasses
2 TB. white vinegar
Bake 350 degrees for about 8 minutes
*For ornaments, add a little more flour,
make a hole to string ribbon, and bake at 375 for a little bit longer.
My husband's mom bakes these yummy gingerbread every year. (The pictures are of mine I made..hers are much, much cuter, with red hots and ribbons.) She makes some to eat and some to hang on the tree. When my husband was little she would find piles of ribbons behind the couch, where he would sneak them off the tree and eat them.....even the "stale" ones! They are that good!
I found a delicious glace' icing from Best bites. It has powdered sugar, a little milk, and Karo Syrup to give it a great consistency. Check it out to see what else they use it for.
I just had to add my son's gingerbread man he made for his "Gingerbread Unit" in Kindergarten. He was so proud.... he was snapping pictures of himself all over the house! Mr. Gingerbread man was sent on a trip (like flat Stanley) to Grandma's house, where he helped put up her Christmas lights.
I found about 20 pictures on my camera of just him and the gingerbread man. :)