Gingerbread for Christmas

I love to make gingerbread during the month of november and december as Christmas is just right the corner. I always love to spend time decorating them one by one with different colours. They are so lovely and so divine. Spend this time decorating can be so relaxing. Here is the recipes and also some of my gingerbread.

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark molasses or corn syrup (dark gives dark, chocolate colored dough; corn syrup gives light dough…or use half molasses and half corn syrup for a medium colored dough)
(Melt these three items in a pot over low heat)

Remove from heat and stir in
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Then stir in 4-4 1/2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time. (You may have to enlist the help of an electric mixer on the last cup as the dough gets quite thick and hard to stir. Split the dough into manageable balls, wrapping excess in plastic wrap. Roll out, cut pieces, bake at 375 for 6-12 minutes.)

Love Sunny Yaw


  • Michelle
    November 8, 2007 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    oooo… looks lovely..
    really like the heart shapes.

  • tigerfish
    November 8, 2007 - 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Christmas feels so near after seeing your gingerbread cookies :) How about building a gingerbread house?

  • Cynthia
    November 8, 2007 - 4:34 pm | Permalink

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  • meatball online
    November 8, 2007 - 6:58 pm | Permalink

    wow… u make me think of christmas! they are lovely! thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • mf
    November 8, 2007 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    thanks for the recipe! =)

  • East Meets West Kitchen
    November 8, 2007 - 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Very nice! I can’t wait for Christmas! :)

  • Cutie
    November 8, 2007 - 11:54 pm | Permalink

    oh, i love christmas and can i have some of your gingy cookies. hehe… So when you building the gingy house? Can I come and help to decorate the house. hehe… *grin*

  • Sweet Jasmine
    November 9, 2007 - 12:09 am | Permalink

    wow…lovely cookies..for christmas….very creative…like yr blogs…

  • wenching & esiong
    November 9, 2007 - 1:09 am | Permalink

    Cute ginger bread! They were nicely coloured and decorated as well! Can I hang it on my Christmas tree?? Hehe…

  • kai yi
    November 9, 2007 - 3:29 am | Permalink

    Dream may come true after having this gingerbread for this Christmas…. It looks lovely,sweet,heathy,colourful….. Mumm… Yummy…..

  • teckiee
    November 9, 2007 - 6:44 am | Permalink

    sid dude, you back in PJ already ah?

  • Big Boys Oven
    November 9, 2007 - 7:31 am | Permalink

    That’s, a bit worry about how the picture turns out, but they came out well.

    Hahahaha I will build the gingerhouse if I have the time. let see how, ok.

    hahahaha not far right!

    meatball online:
    hehehe don’t we all think of chirstmas, this year me and sid have a few wishes. I hope our cake business well do well.

    not a problem.

    east meet west kitchen:
    we too, can wait for christmas.

    hahahaha…defintely will let you know.

    sweet jasmine:
    thanks you so much for dropping and also great to know that you like our blog.

    wenching & esiong:
    yes can hang on the christmas tree. If you want them to be deco, we apply a layer of vanish.

    kai yi:
    Thanks for dropping by, I still wonder who you are? Can you let us know, it seems you know us but we can’t identify who you are. :)

    Sidney is still stucked in terengganu. feel free to sms him when you got the time!

  • daphne
    November 9, 2007 - 8:39 am | Permalink

    oh gosh! those are shaped so nicely! very very nice!

  • ~Christine~Leng
    November 9, 2007 - 8:49 am | Permalink

    Christmas atmosphere is in the air! Very lovely recipe!

  • beachlover
    November 9, 2007 - 10:05 am | Permalink

    those are lovely and cute ginger cookies..Thanks for sharing your recipe:).Actually I have bundle of cookies cutter but never use it yet,maybe I should try u recipe but how the heck I know how to deco with icing,that is really challenging.Did u make your own icing or just buy it?

  • Little Corner of Mine
    November 9, 2007 - 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Love all your colorful gingerbread cookies! You can make Christmas tree cookies stacker.

  • ai wei
    November 9, 2007 - 9:54 pm | Permalink

    wahhh! lovely!~
    can i have a gingerbread family with papa, mama, son and daughter?!

  • ling239
    November 9, 2007 - 11:57 pm | Permalink

    wow… so early ~ o_O
    prices for ordering pls ? ^_^

  • Imbi & Itchy
    November 10, 2007 - 2:18 am | Permalink

    aiyo .. must start christmas shopping already lah, nice entry ..

  • KampungboyCitygal
    November 10, 2007 - 3:19 am | Permalink

    so cute le, bring them out next time ya

  • Big Boys Oven
    November 10, 2007 - 7:03 am | Permalink

    Not difficult to make, you just need some cutter.

    christine leng:
    a got some more to come.

    we make our own icing, don’t think we can get ready make icing in KL.

    little corner of mine:
    True really true, we can use them to deco the christmas tree.

    ai wei:
    Sure you can, come over we can make them….

    email you contact and we will let you know how much if you want to purchase.

    imbi & itchy:
    Great for dropping by, love you post too.

    not sure when, sid is away, me left alone! :(

  • Lyrical Lemongrass
    November 10, 2007 - 8:58 pm | Permalink

    they’re very pretty. maybe i’ll try making some this year.:-)

  • wmw
    November 11, 2007 - 2:53 am | Permalink

    I think about Shrek and The Giant Gingerbread Man! Where’s the milk??? Hehe…

  • Oh for the love of food!
    November 11, 2007 - 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Awww.. they are so beautiful. It feels like Christmas alright!

  • Nic (KHKL)
    November 11, 2007 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    very well arranged stars…and gingerbread man with stockings & gloves, cute! :)

  • Precious Pea
    November 11, 2007 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I like the gingerbread man. So cute…too good to be eaten leh. Ahem..are you distributing as Christmas present?

  • Dwiana P
    November 18, 2007 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    wow your so ready for Christmas. I haven’t started yet…

  • Eddy
    December 12, 2007 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    Hi there i’m from penang and i’ve been looking around for gingerbread man cutter but i cant find any here!! may i know where u got urs? ure from kl rite? i’m going to kl next week hope to hear from you soon

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