Gingerbread Man Ornament
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Puffy Gingerbread Ornament Recipe

If you are looking for a no fail, easy to make, puffy gingerbread ornaments recipe I’ve got you covered. This is a great recipe that will produce beautiful Christmas ornaments for kids to decorate.
Course craft
Author Beth Gorden


  • 3 Tablespoons shortening crisco blue box is what we use
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 3 1/2 cups flour


  • Mix all ingredients together and chill dough for 3 hours to overnight. Roll out and use cookie cutters. Place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Allow to dry thoroughly 1-3 days before varnishing and painting.