I'm looking for a good gingerbread recipe that I can make/decorate cutouts from, and that isn't too crunchy to bite into. I've scanned the allrecipes site, but I really don't know which one to use. Just to be fair, I'll share my mother's shortbread recipe, which was her mother's. Nannie's Shortbread 1 lb margarine (not butter, and not the soft margarine) Beat it until light and fluffy. Slowly add, in order, the following: 1/2 c cornstarch 1 c icing sugar 2 3/4 c flour After the dry ingredients are all mixed in, add 1 tsp vanilla Continue to whip until light and fluffy. Spoon onto cookie sheet and press with a fork, or you can roll it out and cut it out with cookie cutters. Decorate with coloured sugar, maraschino cherries, or chopped nuts, whatever you desire. Bake 15 min at 300 - 350F on ungreased cookie sheet.