Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe

Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe

A lot of baking happens in our kitchen during the holiday season and this year we added this gingerbread cookie recipe. Gathering the children to mix, roll, cut and decorate provided for a great holiday baking memory.

The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor
The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor
The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor

I am often inspired by those who live a simple life and have a deep love for home and family. Tasha Tudor lived that kind of life and I love her story. She was an author and illustrator, an amazing gardener and lived a life of simplicity. She made incredibly beautiful gingerbread and while ours aren't as decorated and beautiful, they are still incredibly delightful to make and my children loved eating them. 

The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor
The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor

This recipe was so easy to make and making it with children made it more enjoyable. From mixing the ingredients to rolling out the dough, cutting out their design and placing them on the baking sheet, they could do it all. 

The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor

Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe

1 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup light brown sugar (I used sucanat)
3 farm-fresh eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups molasses
6 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tablespoons ginger
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and add the brown sugar, eggs, and molasses. Sift together all the dry ingredients and add them to the butter mixture. Mix thoroughly and chill well ­before rolling out on a floured slab.

2. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a cookie sheet.

3. Place them on the greased cookie sheet and bake them in the preheated oven. Bake until dry but not crisp. 

The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor

We all found them very tasty. My tip would be to just not cook them for very long. They puff up nicely and stay soft. None of our gingerbread stayed in the bowl very long nor did they stay on the tree. 

The very best Christmas Tree Gingerbread Recipe from Tasha Tudor

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all are enjoying the season and are able to find some simplicity during this time of the year. Don't forget to join me over on my other social spaces to stay in touch!

Christmas Gingerbread Recipe

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Sarah Blankenship

Rocky Hedge Farm is a simple living blog sharing the journey of a family living in small town USA. A hang laundry on the line, cook from scratch kind of girl, living in a modular home that is being remodeled, Sarah writes about balancing life as a mother, wife, homemaker, and farm girl.

Located in rural Missouri, Sarah keeps the company of her husband, and four children. The days are filled with time spent in the garden, keeping house, working on DIY projects, checking on the bees, and spending time with her husband and their children.