Ever Evolving Food Blog

Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

All of my old recipes will remain on my food blog, of course, so there will be a mixture of the old and the new for everyone to look through and choose. You can always play around with any recipe out there and make it your own, whether it's plant-based or not. There are always other options!
Thanks SO much for following! Happy Eating!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gingerbread Men

The Christmas holidays wouldn't be complete without homemade gingerbread men!  Kids love to decorate them, and everyone loves to eat them.  The touch of spice is just right with a warm cup of coffee or tea or even with your hot chocolate.  Try different decorations to make them your own!  Have fun!




Ingredients:
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
5 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup molasses
2 eggs
raisins
white cake icing 

Directions:
Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. 
Beat butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add brown sugar and molasses and eggs.  Beat well. 
Gradually beat in dry mixture on low speed. Dough will be super thick.
Divide dough into three parts and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until firm; about 1 1/2 hours.

Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.  Using a cookie cutter, cut cookies and place 2 inches apart on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets.  Place raisins.
Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 for 11-13 minutes.  Let cool 2-3 minutes and then decorate with icing.  Makes about 20 cookies.

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