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Gingerbread Men (for Men / Women / People or Houses)

Yield: 24 people or 1 house

* pure oat products

1/2 cup Shortening 125 ml
3/4 cup Brown sugar, packed 175 ml
1 Egg 1
1/4 cup Molasses 50 ml
2 1/4 cup Oat flour * 550 ml
1/2 cup Gluten-free rice flour 125 ml
1/2 cup Gluten-free potato flour 125 ml
2 tbsp Ginger 30 ml
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 7.5 ml
1 tsp Allspice 5 ml
1/2 tsp Cloves, ground 2.5 ml
1 tsp Baking soda 5 ml
1/4 tsp Salt 1 ml


Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add the egg and molasses and continue mixing until fluffy.

Mix oat, potato and rice flour, ginger, cinnamon, allspice ground cloves, soda and salt.

Gradually add dry ingredients to the shortening, sugar, molasses mixture. Continue to beat until the dough can be formed into a ball.

Divide dough into two sections. Pat down to form a circle and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

Roll dough between two sheets of waxed paper to 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutter to cut out gingerbread man or pattern piece for gingerbread house.

Carefully lift the cookies from the waxed paper with a floured lifter. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. Cool on racks and decorate.

Note: can also cut around gingerbread and bake on the waxed paper then you don’t need the parchment paper on the baking sheet.

1 gingerbread man has 23 grams of oat flour.


Source: The Secrets of Baking (Modified for Gluten-free)

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