Use this classic gingerbread dough to make our Stained Glass Gingerbread Ornaments.
- Prep time 20 minutes
- Total time 2 hours & 30 minutes
- 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cups fancy molasses
- 1/2 cup cooking molasses
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in fancy molasses and cooking molasses until combined. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions just until combined. If necessary, knead gently to form smooth dough. Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
Makes 1 batch dough.