So now that I'm AMAZING (cough cough) at making cookies, what better cookie to make at Christmas then a GINGERBREAD COOKIE! I've always wanted to make these growing up at Christmas (and I think we did once?) but as I got older I knew my cookie skills would not be friendly towards my Gingerbread heaven... but now!!! So I went to the one place i KNEW I could get an amazingly tasty recipe, KATIES Website! And i was SOOO right!! Chris even tried one and this was his comment "Wow honey, this is good, I thought you didn't make soft cookies!".... YEA, so after I smacked him and sent him on his way I finished baking ad decorating my cookies.... Now please do NOT compare my cookie decorating skills to the god called Katie, I am still a lowly beginner... but i think they are cute for a first timer! Ingredients 1 c. butter 1 c. sugar 1 c. molasses 1 egg 4 c. sifted all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground cloves 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground nutmeg
Directions: -In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. -Stir in molasses and egg. -Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg; blend into the molasses mixture until smooth. -Cover, and chill for at least one hour. -Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line with parchment. -On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. -Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. -Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. -Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. -Let cool for 10 minutes on pan. -Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. -Frost or decorate when cool.
Oh and I frosted with Royal Icing~ Yum! Hope the co-workers like them!
I'm southern, I live in the north (you'll never convince me MD is not the north) and I'm slightly sarcastic, sorry it just happens, like poop happens, my sarcasm happens too~
I LOVE my husband, my daughter, and my dogs, and I’m a Christian, though not always the best example. I try to do it all, but know i can't alone. I brighten my journey with a few bows, sparkles, monograms, and heels. This is how I brought my southern roots to the north!