Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gingerbread Cookies

With the holiday season approaching, the kids and I made Gingerbread cookies.  They had so much fun mixing the ingredients and cutting out the cookies.  They especially loved eating them!
You can find more photos of our day at Aunt Tami's House.

6 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup shortening, melted and cooled
1 1/2 cup molasses
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Sift together the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon; set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the shortening, molasses, brown sugar, water, egg, and vanilla until smooth. 
Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, until they are completely absorbed. 

Divide dough into 3 pieces, pat down to 1 1/2 inch thickness, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. 

When the cookies are done, they will look dry, but still be soft to the touch. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks. When cool, the cookies can be frosted with the icing of your choice.


7 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. I love gingerbread cookies, thanks for the recipe. The girls are too cute and I love making memories that they will never forget!

  2. personally, I enjoy the eating part the best.

  3. You remind me I need to get baking!! Not a single cookie here yet!!

  4. I prefer chocolate chip. So if you are baking, send some my way. =-D

  5. My husband says the same. haha!

  6. My oven baked them in 8-10 minutes. If you go by this recipe, check your cookies earlier than the directions - just in case.

  7. My faves are the peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kiss on top?? Gingerbread is huge here in Germany!


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