Gingerbread Christmas Stockings
This mild-flavored gingerbread cookie appeals to all ages and is a perfect choice for a family holiday afternoon of cookie decorating.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons mild flavor molasses
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated orange or lemon zest
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Red and green paste or gel food color
Decorations, as desired
- Use marshmallows, licorice pieces, miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces and decorator candies to create these holiday stockings.
- Cut dough into your favorite holiday shapes such as gingerbread boys and girls, trees, snowmen and stars.