According to my youngest – you can’t have Christmas without Gingerbread Cookies. One of her favorite stories to read is the one where it says “run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me…” remember that one? (now it’s stuck in my head).
For me, finding that perfect gingerbread recipe has been hard – I don’t want there to be an aftertaste and I like my gingerbread cookies to be soft…yes, I know, I’m picky. I have yet to find the ‘perfect’ gingerbread recipe but I do have one that I use often.
What about you? Do you have a tried and true recipe that you’d like to share with me? Trust me – I’d love to hear it and try it!
Don’t forget…everytime you share a recipe whether it’s on here (in the comments) or on my Facebook page or even if you email me a recipe you’ve pinned (email firstname.lastname@example.org – and then I’ll upload to my FB page), or even share it on FB with me – you’re entered to win.
This week’s basket is a yummy. Trust me. For more info – check out the Sugar Cookie recipe post!
My Ginger Bread cookies I make with my Grand Children. Very Easy to make..
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 12-16 cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
gel icing for decorating
M&Ms or striped white chocolate chips for decorating
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the molasses, egg and vanilla. Beat well.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.
Stir into the wet ingredients until well-incorporated (you can do this with your hands).
Separate the dough into three pieces. Form into logs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
When ready to bake, remove dough from oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll dough out to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Use cookie cutters to make gingerbread people.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool and decorate.
As soon as I get more flour – I’m trying these!
My Grand Children Love these.. 🙂