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Gingerbread Cookies/ Baking with Amy

Amy Bouzaglo


Gingers

 

The Holidays are the perfect time of year to create culinary memories in the kitchen.

Having a great gingerbread cookie recipe will help you to create the gingerbread fantasy of your dreams.

Gingerbread Cookies

 

The perfect man..

Gingerbread Cookies

 

 

Baking with Amy Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe creates a flavorful authentic gingerbread cookie perfect for creating Gingerbread Men, Gingerbread Houses and other special holiday cookies.

 

 Baking with Amy

I love baking these delicious cookies, it creates the most wonderful smell all throughout the house!

And it is always so much fun decorating these excellent cookies!

 

Ingredients:

5 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt

2 large eggs (room temperature)

2 tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground cloves

3 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg

2 sticks =(1 cup) room temperature unsalted butter

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cup dark  molasses

 

 Instructions:

  1. Sift together flour,baking soda salt, and spices in a medium bowl.

  2. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy. Add eggs, beating well until creamy and smooth. Stop the mixer and gradually begin to  add the flour mixture, and molasses and beat until just combined. Divide dough into 2 portions, and wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate for approximately one hour until firm.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a generously floured pastry board, roll dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Brush off any excess flour. 

  4. Cut out desired shapes. Carefully transfer the cut cookie dough onto a baking tray that has been lined with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper and freeze for 15 minutes.

  5. Bake cookies for  approximately 12 minutes. rotate the  sheets after 6 minutes, and bake until crisp but not darkened. Let cool on sheets on wire racks

  6.  Begin to decorate after the cookies have cooled completely

Baking up Magic

 

For further instructions please follow the link below:

https://youtu.be/CefK_rD3ucc

https://youtu.be/XpQS7diFpbk

 

Sugar and Spice

 The Essentials:

 finely minced ginger

 

packed brown sugar/ fresh nutmeg

Nutmeg

After cutting the cookies place in the freezer for at least 15 min before baking

 

Gingerbread Cookies

 

Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10-12 minutes.

Oven time

  Allow the cookies to cool completely 

 

Decorating

Now begins the fun!

silver bells

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread Cookies

 

"He's quiet. He's sweet. And if he give you any crap, you can bite his head off."

The perfect man

The perfect man

 

 baking with amy

 Happy Holidays! xoxox amy


2 comments

  • I hope to purchase your cookbook in the very near future. I would give a limb to try one of your delicious looking pastries. =P I hope 2016 brings great things to you and y our family. <3

    Jan Smith

  • Good decision to focus on your baking which was lauded by Chef Ramsay.

    Great blog, well maintained and jam packed with original content, well done !!

    Mike

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