Saturday, December 19, 2015

Gingerbread Cookies

It's that time of year and I was having a craving! 
I have only made gingerbread cookies once before many years ago but remember it being a success so I did it again! If you love gingerbread but have never make it, it's actually easy. The only ingredient I needed to make a trip for was the molasses.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup water

1. In a medium bowl stir together both flours, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and salt.

2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until combined. Beat in the molasses and water. Then beat in the flour. As it starts to come together I find it easier to use your hands to combine well. Then form into a ball and wrap in wax paper. Chill for at least 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350F.

4. Using a floured rolling pin on a floured surface, roll out the dough (1/2 at a time) until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into cookies using cutters or other desired tool. Don't worry about texture. They are homemade!
Before Baking
5. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies do not leave an indentation when touched. Let cool on rack.
After Baking
I love their bready looking texture! Plate them up and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Maybe frost them!
Enjoy! Always a delicious holiday treat! Thank you for stopping by. ~Val

17 comments:

  1. I love the end results.Amsure they good

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  2. yum! they'd go great with my 'morning' coffee i'm drinking right now! (working nights puts everything upside down.) :)

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  3. Never made the dough myself! Should give it a try. Clever idea to frost them.

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  4. Ooh, I love ginger bread cookies! Sadly this year with everything going on I didn't get round to baking cookies. I'd love to try your recipe :)

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  5. YUM! I was just talking to the bead girl last night about making some soft ginger cookies .... hmmm, now you've got me thinking we might be baking today

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  6. Gingerbread is the perfect Christmas treat! Your cookies look delicious.

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  7. Did my comment just disappear into the aether?

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  8. Oh no, there it is. Okay, I'm going now . . . bye!

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  9. These look lovely Val! I'm planning to make some cinnamon biscuits tomorrow :D

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  10. Looks delicious! Perfect Christmas cookies.
    Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  11. Yum! I haven't baked anything sweet in ages! I'll be taking some time off between Christmas and the start of the new year, so I plan on getting some baking done :-)

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  12. Now I am having a cravings! LOL! Mom's favourite!! Merry Christmas! Big Hugs and Much Love!

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  13. Val, those are so cute! I usually make a gingerbread cake. Love it this time of year.
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  14. They look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, Val. Merry Christmas to you. :)

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  15. I've never made gingerbread, actually I've never thought about it. But this looks good! I finally bought some cookie cutters for the day that I actually make cookies that need cutting. Until then....

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val