The Partiologist: Gingerbread Cookie Dough Gift!

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Gift!

This week it's all about Gingerbread, even if you don't like gingerbread, this weeks for you.  You'll see why tomorrow.  Making Gingerbread cut out cookies is fun.  Really fun, if someone has already made the dough and all that's left to do is bake and decorate. 
Today I'll show you how to give the gift of fun and who doesn't like fun?
Gingerbread Cookie Dough Gift!
Actually, making this gift was sort of fun too.
It looks like you'll get to be in on the fun.
Because part of the fun is eating the cookies after the photo.
First you need to make that dough.  (Recipe Below)
Once the dough is made, plop it on the counter.
Cut the dough in half.
Roll each half in a log.

Or save a log for yourself!
Roll the log in Saran Wrap.
Then roll the log in Wax Paper.
Fold down the ends and seal with scotch tape.
Get brown wrapping paper - I found this at the dollar store.
It's not too thick.  Make sure your paper is not too thick or it won't scrunch!
Roll the paper around the cookie dough log and seal with scotch tape.
Scrunch the end.
Gather red, white and green rick rack.
Also get red, white and green buttons. 
And a cute gingerbread cookie cutter.
Tie each end with the red, white and green rick rack.
Hot glue the buttons across the top.
Tie the gingerbread cookie cutter to the end of the log with a piece of narrow rick rack.

Print Label.  I used Online Label #OL895BK
Cover the tape with the label.  PRINTABLE GINGERBREAD LABEL
Roll and cut a few cookies just to eat!
Now your gift is ready to give!
Gingerbread Cookies

by The Partiologist

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Cream shortening and sugar.
Beat in egg, molasses and vinegar.
Sift together dry ingredients and blend in.
Chill 3-4 hours
Roll dough 1/8" thick on lightly floured surface.
Cut into shapes, place 1" apart on cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 5 - 6 minutes or until browned around edges.

Make sure to keep it frozen until giving.

No one wants rotten gingerbread cookie dough.'s for Gifting!
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  1. This is something I might be able to do, thank you! Cindi

    1. I hope you make them and save some dough for yourself! :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Beth, you know it's all about the packaging! :)

  3. THANKS FOR THE GREAT GIFT IDEA!!! I was intrigued by your recipe. I never used Vinegar in a Gingerbread cookie recipe. What does the Vinegar "do" in the recipe?

    1. Happy you like the gift idea! This recipe is actually the one I have used for over 25 years. This is what I found online about adding vinegar to recipes: "Vinegar is a surprisingly common ingredient in baked goods, considering that it has such a sharp flavor. But as an acid, vinegar is often included in cake and cookie batters to react with baking soda and start the chemical reaction needed to produce carbon dioxide and give those batters a lift as they bake."

  4. This is an adorable gift idea! Pinning it! :)

  5. I hope to make gingerbread cookies I'm trying your recipe! Making the dough now! :o)


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