Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Gingerbread Cookies

Lately I've really been into gingerbread flavored items so I had to make a gingerbread cookie for Christmas. I got this from a 100 best cookies magazine.

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
  • dash of ground loves
  • 3/4 cut butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mild flavored molasses
  • 1 egg
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves and set aside
  2. Cream butter and add brown sugar and molasses. Beat until combined.
  3. Beat in eggs till combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture till combined. 
  4. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 325, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I made these into small balls, but if you make bigger you just have to increase baking time. Place balls about 4'' apart on cookie sheets and using the bottom of a glass flatten the balls slightly.
  6. Bake approximately 15 minutes, until the edges are set. Don't overbake. Cool on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes and transfer to a wire rack.
  7. Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, 4 tsp milk and 1/4 tsp vanilla to make powdered sugar icing, add more milk if necessaary till it gets to a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cookies.

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