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.
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.