Fairmont Pittsburgh's Classic Gingerbread Recipe

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Planning to make a gingerbread house as part of your holiday family fun? Or maybe just a platter of gingerbread cookies to snack on in the afternoons? Here's the essential recipe - and it's surprisingly easy to make. The decorations are up to your imagination...

Soft Gingerbread Dough

4 oz butter
4 oz brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 ea eggs
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp clove
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups ap flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
Cream butter, brown sugar and molasses with a paddle attachment for 8 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Chill overnight. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Bake at 350 until golden brown around the edges.

Lena Katz

Lena Katz is the author of the Travel Temptations series (SIP, SUN, SNOW), published by Globe Pequot Press in 2009. Lena is also a travel expert for Celebrations/1800FLOWERS and WEtv (online and on-air). She contributes to the South China Morning Post and ABC News online. Lena is a former Orbitz Travel blogger and former columnist for the LA Times. She's been published in Brides Magazine, Robb Rep...(Read More)

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