Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10: Gingerbread house and frosting

This beloved recipe comes from Janell, my Boise friend.


Gingerbread house or cookies:

2 3/4 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
2/3 c molasses
1 egg
1/2 c oil

Mix dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients together. Add all together. Mix until well blended. Roll out into shapes for cookies or house. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees until crisp. Times will vary with size of gingerbread.

Icing:
3 egg whites, room temperature
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 lb powdered sugar
Beat together until it peaks. Keep wet towel over bowl until you use it. Pipe into cake piper or spread with knife.