Holiday baking is child's play with fun cookie recipes.
“Run, run, run / as fast as you can / you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!”
So goes the old folktale, where Mrs. Farmer bakes an adorable gingerbread man so full of himself that he jumps out the window and escapes before she and Mr. Farmer can eat him. And today, he’ll have to run equally fast when the kids get a whiff of his spicy aroma as he comes from the oven.
Our gingerbread is a traditional recipe that the kids will love making. They can help mis the dough, but the part they’ll like the best is rolling it out, cutting it into shapes, and decorating the baked cookies.
So roll up your sleeves, ignore the mess, and “play dough.”
These gingerbread cookies are on the soft side. For a crispier cookie, use all butter.