Thursday, December 13, 2012

Frozen Boys and Girls

There is a note on my freezer. 
It says 95 Girls and 96 Boys are inside.  

Scary Huh? 
That is what my son tells me. 

Not to worry, 
they are not real little boys and girls. 
They are gingerbread boys and girls! 

My daughter is making a gingerbread 
bride and groom for each of the guests at her wedding. 
Isn't that sweet? 

This weekend we will try our hand at decorating them - 
wish us luck!

This recipe was shared by a friend. 
She saved the day...
we were having trouble finding a successful recipe.

Here is the recipe:
Ginger Bread Boys and Girls 

Whisk together:
1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
1teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt

In separate bowl beat until light and fluffy:
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp. 
1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar 

1/4 cup mild/light molasses 

Beat in dry ingredients.

Divide dough into 4 sections and shape into disks.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill min 2 hrs. up to 2 days.
Roll out 1/8 thickness (but we did 1/4) on floured surface.
Cut out cookies as close together as possible.
Transfer cookies to parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes until center is almost firm.
Cool 2 min then transfer to wire racks.
Store air tight up to 3 days.
Freeze up to 2 weeks.


Unknown said...

All the fun details of a wedding! Each piece will be memorable, and forever in the bride and grooms heart, as well as the close loved ones:)

Wayne said...

That's sweet in so many ways! I hope the plans and preparations are coming along well.

Kathy said...

That's quite an undertaking with so little time left before the wedding!

Amy said...

What a cute idea! Love the photos.

Kerry said...

I love gingerbread people & the sign on your fridge is wonderful. I have images of Hansel & Gretel in my head! What a cool idea for a December wedding.

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea!

tinajo said...

That´s a sweet idea! :-)

Anonymous said...

this is really great idea. and what a wonderful bokeh foto of cookie cutters :)

Cindy P said...

What great wedding favors! I love that idea! It's so unique and fun. Great pictures, by the way. What neat memories it will be for your daughter to have these pictures of making the cookies for her wedding!