Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gingerbread Cookies

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing great! Today's recipe is perfect for this Holiday Season, "Gingerbread Cookies", they are so easy and so inexpensive to make.  They make the perfect treat, or the perfect home-made present for your friends and family!  You will also have a great time decorating these beautiful cookies, after you are done, you will for sure have a smile on your face when you realize what a beautiful master piece you have created!! If you have any children at home, invite them to cook with you, they will have  lots of fun, and this is a great opportunity to have fun in the kitchen and create some unique and fun memories with your love ones, children or adults, this is a fun recipe for everyone to make! Seize the moment and enjoy every single day and minute we have left before the end of the year! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and if you have time, please do try these cookies! They are delicious!

Serves 2-3 dozens
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups plus a ¼ cup of  All purpose Flour
  • 2 sticks unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup unsulphured Molasses
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt

For the Icing:

  • 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Colored sprinkles (optional
In a large bowl,  combine the flour with ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, salt and baking soda, mix well and set aside.

In an electric mixer on medium speed,  cream the butter and the brown sugar, scrape down the sides of the bowl if you need too. Reduce the speed and add the egg, and also add in the molasses, blend on medium speed until well combined. Reduce the speed to low, and add the flour a cup at a time...and continue to combine on low speed until it all comes together. Do not over mix.!!!

Separate the dough into two equal sections. Flatten each section to make a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until the dough is firm.

Preheat the oven to 325ºF.

Roll out the dough to a ¼-½ inch thickness and cut out the cookies using your Favorite Xmas cookie cutters. Repeat this step until you have cut out all the cookies. 

Place them on a  baking sheet, and bake them at 325ºF for 10-12 minutes. (Do NOT brown them too much!!!)  Let them cool completely before decorating them.

To make the icing, whisk 2/3 cups of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of milk, whisk until smooth.  Place icing inside a plastic bag, cut a small opening on the tip of the bag, and decorate your cookies anyway you want!  Sprinkle with color sprinkles.  (You can also add some food coloring to the icing!). Be creative and have fun decorating your cookies!

Enjoy!

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