Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gingerbread Cookies

As I mentioned yesterday my Christmas baking extravaganza has commenced!  Gingerbread cookies are a favorite of mine so I thought that they would be a good starting point.  Also my mom had the day off so I thought it would be fun to have a buddy to roll them out with!  I was right & my mom, sister, & I had so much fun making them.  This recipe is seriously delicious & if you like gingerbread, you will love these.  This is a recipe for regular cookies, but I just swap out wheat flour for my gluten free flour to make them gluten free.

They're so good even Coco wants some!

Ingredients: 
1 cup butter, softened 
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
2/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup lemon juice
6 1/2 to 7 cups flour (or gluten free flour)
2 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg


Instructions:
-Beat butter on medium speed until creamy; gradually add brown sugar, beating well.
-Add eggs, molasses, & lemon juice, beat well.
-In a separate bowl combine 2 cups flour, baking power, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, & nutmeg, stir well.
-Add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating at a low speed until blended.
-Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough, mixing well.  (I use the full 7 cups for mine.)
-Shape the dough into 2 balls, dust your hands with flour so the dough does not stick.  Cover each with plastic wrap & chill for at least 1 hour.
-Roll out cookies, dusting hands, surface, & rolling-pin with flour to avoid sticking, cut with cookie cutters & place on cookie sheet.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes or until golden.
-Transfer from cookie sheet onto wire cooling rack.
-Cool & enjoy! 

More recipes will be coming, nothing puts me in more of a baking mood then the holidays!  What do you bake this time of year?
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12 comments:

  1. Mmm love gingerbread cookies. All the fun shapes are so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. Yummm!! I love gingerbread cookies but for some reason never make them myself. Going to try this easy recipe!

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  3. Oooh so yummy! love the high heel shoes! I need to get a cookie cutter like that :)

    love from San Francisco,

    Britt+Whit

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  4. Yum! I haven't made Gingerbread cookies in years! I love them!

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  5. Thanks for posting the recipe! Gingerbread is one of my favorites and we are planning to bake cookies this weekend, so I'll have to pick up these ingredients!

    jess | Quaintrelle

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  6. These cookies look so cute and delicious! Definitely, interested in trying this recipe :)
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  7. These look so delicious! Can't wait to try this recipe out!

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  8. These look so yummy! Wish I had some molasses in my cupboard. I would have made them tonight.

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  9. YUM!!!! Just looking at these are making my mouth water. LOL.. I love all the shapes that you did. I really need to try this out. Thanks babe!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  10. Good idea, I hadn't thought of using gluten free flour. I was going to skip out on making christmas cookies this year. I have to re-consider now! Thanks for sharing!

    Colour Me Classic

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  11. Mmmmm they look sooo delicious. And perfect for the holidays!!

    Mili from Call me, Maeby

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