Gingerbread Fancies Christmas cookies (1959)

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Gingerbread Fancies Christmas cookies (1959)

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In this vintage recipe from the 1950s, find out how to make Gingerbread Fancies — pretty decorated cut-out Christmas cookies with that famous warm gingerbread flavor.

Gingerbread Fancies – Christmas cookie recipe

Gingerbread Fancies Christmas cookies (1959)

Gingerbread Fancies Christmas cookies

Yield: 72
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

In this vintage recipe from the 1950s, find out how to make Gingerbread Fancies — pretty decorated cut-out Christmas cookies with that famous warm gingerbread flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Put butter or margarine and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Heat molasses in a small saucepan to boiling; pour over butter and sugar; add vinegar; stir until well blended.
  3. Set aside to cool. When cool, add egg. Sift dry ingredients together; stir into liquid; mix well. Chill overnight.
  4. Roll out on well-floured pastry cloth or board to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with floured, shaped cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets; brush with cold water.
  5. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire cake racks.
  6. Decorate cooled cookies with frosting made by combining 1 cup sifted confectioners' (powdered) sugar and about 2 tablespoons of water until of consistency to put through a pastry tube.

Notes

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Chilling time: Overnight

Baking time: 8-10 minutes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 72 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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ALSO SEE: 28 classic gingerbread house ideas: Get inspired & find out how to make your own


Gingerbread Fancies Christmas cookie recipe card

Recipe card for Gingerbread Fancies Christmas cookies (1959)

SEE MORE: A collection of classic Christmas cookies from the ’50s

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