Giant Gingerbread Boy Cookie (Wilton )
Giant Gingerbread Boy Cookie
5 to 5 ˝ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups molasses
2 eggs, beaten
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Thoroughly mix flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Melt shortening in large saucepan. Cool slightly. Add molasses and eggs; mix well. Add 4 cups dry ingredients and mix well.
Turn mixture onto lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining dry ingredients by hand. Add a little more flour, if necessary, to make a firm dough. Divide dough into 2 equal parts(recipe makes 2 giant cookies). Spray Wilton Giant Gingerbread Boy pan with vegetable pan spray. Press dough portion into prepared pan. Bake 23-25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Turn pan over to release and cool completely.
Makes 2 cookies.
My grandson made this when he spent time with me last year.