Saturday, January 24, 2015

Gingerbread Cookies


This is a very good recipe, I also use it for making my gingerbread house.

2 sticks of butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
4 teaspoons ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon grounded cloves
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 salt
2 eggs
1 cup molasses
6 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream butter, brown sugar together, add eggs, and molasses beat until fluffy.

In a separate  bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, black pepper, cloves, ginger,  and cinnamon. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients stirring by hand. Do not use your mixer for it will toughen the cookies. Divide the dough in half, cover in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a well floured board, roll out each portion of dough to 3/8 inch thickness, keeping the other dough refrigerated until use. Cut with cookie cutters and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake about 8 minutes. Let cool one minute before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desire have fun with it.

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