Nanette Lepore’s Candy Girl
The holiday season is upon us… which means it’s time to be extra jolly & sweet. Join us in the store this season and you may just meet one of our chicly-dressed Candy Girls. While they’re busy sharing delights typically enjoyed by Santa, pause to appreciate their dress, designed just for the occasion by Nanette Lepore.
To celebrate this sweet feat, Nanette shares one of her favorite holiday recipes with 5th/58th.
Bake a date for my Candy Cane Girl!
Nanette Lepore’s Recipe for Gingerbread Men:
I like my men spicy, so you can cheat on the recipe and add lots of spices…
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 and 1/2 cups molasses (dark)
2/3 cup cold water
6 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp all-spice
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1) Preheat your oven to 350
2) Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices (wink!)
3) Cream shortening and sugar then add molasses and water and mix until combined.
4) Add flour mixture; mix!
5) Chill the dough
6) Roll out dough to 1/4% thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut out your men
7) Bake 11-14 minutes
8) Then frost and trim with lots of sugary toppings!
See what’s happening this holiday season at BG