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Maggie Hoerst’s Heirloom Gingerbread Cutouts with Buttercream Frosting


ImageMaggie Hoerst’s Gingerbread Cutouts

Maggie’s gingerbread cutouts, comes from daughter-in-law Jessie’s family. They are a treasured cookie from daughter-in-law Jessie’s Mom, Maggie Hoerst’s family. Jess and her sister, Lottie, make these every year with Maggie. If you’re looking for a tender, flavorful gingerbread cookie, you have to make this.

What’s your favorite holiday memory or recipe? Let me know!

 

Ingredients

1 cup solid shortening

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

1 cup molasses (unsulphured if possible)

2 tablespoons white vinegar

5 cups all purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon powdered ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon powdered cloves

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.

Add egg, molasses and vinegar, beat well. Sift dry ingredients into it and blend. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Roll and cut out. Bake at 375 for 5-6 minutes.

To decorate, use favorite frosting or Jessie’s buttercream.

Jessie’s buttercream frosting

Beat together:

1 pound powdered sugar

1 stick butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons milk

Maggie’s gingerbread cutouts, comes from daughter-in-law Jessie’s family. They are a treasured cookie from daughter-in-law Jessie’s Mom, Maggie Hoerst’s family. Jess and her sister, Lottie, make these every year with Maggie. If you’re looking for a tender, flavorful gingerbread cookie, you have to make this.

What’s your favorite holiday memory or recipe? Let me know!

 

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