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Gingerbread Snow Globe Recipe

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I make a large batch of these treats every Christmas to give to co-workers and family. The dough is really easy to work with, and they're fun to prepare. It's a great recipe to make with kids. —Kelly Kirby, Westville, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Light corn syrup
  • Coarse sugar
  • Assorted sprinkles

Directions

  1. Mix water and vinegar. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses. In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt and cloves; add to creamed mixture alternately with water mixture, beating well after each addition.
  2. Divide dough into six portions. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut dough with assorted holiday cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Using a new paintbrush, brush corn syrup onto edges of cookies; dip into coarse sugar. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.
  5. For snow globe, place coarse sugar in a decorative glass jar. Arrange cookies in jar. Decorate jar with ribbon. Yield: about 6 dozen (4-in. cookies).
Editor's Note: Frost or pipe cookies with plain or tinted frosting. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set. For snow globe, place coarse sugar in a decorative glass jar. Arrange cookies in jar. Decorate jar with ribbon.
Originally published as Gingerbread Snow Globe in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p71


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mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 258697
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"This is so easy to work with. TOH changed my original recipe slightly. My family uses 5 cups of flour plus some for rolling and only 1tsp of baking soda. I don't feel the dough needs chilled. It's so easy to work with."

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