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Gingerbread Men Question

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

They turned out just fine, though they spread a lot and the cookie cutter shapes kind of got lost after baking if they weren't rolled really thin. It was a little difficult to roll them out because the dough is so sticky and soft (even after a night in the refridgerator), it required a lot of flour for rolling. Mine were definitely more brown than the picture above, maybe it's the kind of molasses. I think if I make them again, I'll cut down the molasses a bit so the dough isn't so sticky. I also added the two tsp. of ginger, I thought it would be a shame to make gingerless men when they were doing the whole gingerbread man story in class and everything.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

Oh good start...sorry yours were a bit different then mine.

Yes...definitely took much more flour to roll these than the pre-gluten-free version. It's been a year so I forgot...I found that I used a really small portion at a time leaving several small balls in the frig -- I only baked one sheet at a time in the oven -- not both racks.

If you still have trouble try the rolling between two pieces of parchment paper.

The dough does keep in the frig -- last year we made a lot one day but did keep some dough in the frig to make for family that came to town the week after Christmas.

Edited...forgot...also make sure you dip the cookie cutter in flour...that helps A LOT

Edited by GottaSki, 04 December 2012 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

I put plastic wrap on the top and bottom of sticky pizza dough while rolling out. I like that I can see thru it.

If they come out blobby shaped, we call them guinea pigs shaped cookies. Or my dad sticks some red hots in the middle before baking and we call them volcanoes.
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