Monday, December 27, 2010

Gingerbread Cookies

Memories of making gingerbread cookies around the holidays. When the weather gets cold, dunking one of these cookies in a glass milk, or hot chocolate mmm yummy..  I have started making these cookies with my granddaughters. They are very young at this time, but they really enjoy the experience of helping grandma in the kitchen. Their favorite part is the decorating.

6 cups flour all purpose
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup molasses
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup room temperature butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves salt, and, set aside.

In a medium bowl cream butter, and brown sugar till fluffy, add eggs, corn syrup, and molasses.

Add flour mixture to cream mixture by hand till well combined. Divide dough into thirds, and wrap in plastic. Chill for 4 hours or till the dough get stiff.

Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees on a greased pan for 15 minutes, or until gingerbread is firm in the center, but not dark around the edges.

As you can see my little granddaughter Marisa likes to decorate the cookies.

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