The Gingerbread Man…CAUGHT!!

I love gingerbread cookies…the chewy kind…not ginger snaps, not the hard kind.

One day, about three years ago, hubby and traveled to Elkader, Iowa.  It’s about a 50 minute drive from our house.  We were doing a little day trip and Elkader is perfect for that.  There’s a river that runs through town, three LARGE antique shops, and a quilt shop.  While looking around town we noticed a bakery.  I have very fond memories of my hometown bakery in New Richland, Minnesota so I couldn’t resist going in.  Hubby picked the usual donuts and bismarks…I picked a large gingerbread boy cookie.  OH…my they were amazing!  Ever since, I have told all my kids if you go to Elkader…bring me a cookie.

Wednesday was my birthday… Kelli brought me a whole STACK of gingerbread boys.  I couldn’t resist and had to bite into one…


Check out how thin they are…yet they are totally chewy!  How do they do that?  The cookies are honestly my favorite cookie…EVER.  I shared a couple but have been hoarding the rest.  I’ve been allotting myself one cookie a day.


Sadly the cookies are running out….
Aren’t they just the cutest?  If anyone has a recipe that would make the cookies thin and chewy cookies like these, please pass the recipe on to me.    I love making roll out cookies…I just need the perfect recipe.

4 thoughts on “The Gingerbread Man…CAUGHT!!”

  1. Here’s the recipe I use, we just roll them in balls, then in sugar and bake. They stay thin and chewy and yummy!

    1 cup packed brown sugar
    3/4 cup melted butter or marg
    1 egg
    1/4 cup molasses
    2 1/4 cups flour (+ a little more)
    1 1/2 teas ground ginger
    1 teas baking soda
    1 teas cinnamon
    1/2 teas ground cloves
    Additional sugar to roll balls in

    Beat butter and brown sugar, then add egg and molasses. Combine all dry ingredients and add. Mixture should be stiff (that’s why I say + a little more flour, I always find I need to add a little more). Refrigerate a couple hours. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes.

  2. Happy Birthday a few days late! How luck for you to get those great baked goods. If you want a large variety you must go early in the A.M. because they sell all there baked stuff fast. :)

  3. Happy belated birthday. And really, congratulations on just eating one cookie a day. You do have will power. Thanks for sharing.

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