1 cup salt
1 cup flour
(Seriously, that’s it! Super easy to remember, too.)
Just enough water to get the consistency of play dough; too much water makes it really difficult to roll and cut into shapes.
(I chilled my dough in the fridge to get it to roll better, but I probably could have added more flour and salt)
Add food coloring to get a gingerbread look.
I experimented till it turned a nice golden brown, but here is a guideline.
10 drops of yellow
8 drops of red
3 drops of green
(Optional: I added cinnamon & ginger mainly for smell, but the cinnamon does add a bit of color, too…I added at least a tablespoon of each, but the ornaments don’t smell anymore, so I’ll try adding more next time).
I added a lot of color to mine but they ended up darker after baking. I think mine look a little more like chocolate cookies than gingerbread, but that also could be because I added blue and a little too much red…so, try out the recipe above, and change as you see fit.