Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Message in a Cookie (cont)

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What was I thinking????? I had admired the colored cookies on the box of the Message in a Cookie cutters, so I made some of my dough green. UGH! Too much green. It's hard to remember that it tastes like my regular dough. I actually ended up throwing a chunk away, I couldn't roll any more. So I made a few stamped cookies, some trees and, yea, that's that. I was asked by one of my faithful to post a gingerbread recipe. So since I have a batch chilling for another day, I thought I would get the recipe up. This is the one I am making this year, I cannot say it is my tried and true, I haven't made gingerbread boys in a few years. So when I ordered my gingerbread house cutter, Fancy Flours sent this recipe, so I guess it's fair to say it is their tried and true. So I shall use it myself. You should check out this site, very inspiring!

Gingerbread Cookies

2 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup light molasses (I buy organic at Whole Foods, we'll see what happens)
2 eggs
4 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cloves

Cream butter and sugar. Add salt, soda and spices. Add eggs and molasses. Add flour. The dough will be soft. Chill well before handling. Preheat oven to 350°. Roll out dough using a good amount of flour. She recommends 1/8th inch to keep the details in tact during baking. Bake 8-10 minutes.

I'll report my experience! So, get in there and bake!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Thanks Susie! I will make them in two weeks and let you know how they turned out. That site has cute stuff!