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.
This recipe creates a flavorful authentic gingerbread cookie perfect for creating Gingerbread Men, Gingerbread Houses and other special holiday cookies.
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!
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
Sift together flour,baking soda salt, and spices in a medium bowl.
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.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a generously floured pastry board, roll dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Brush off any excess flour.
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.
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
- Begin to decorate after the cookies have cooled completely
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finely minced ginger
packed brown sugar/ fresh nutmeg
After cutting the cookies place in the freezer for at least 15 min before baking
Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 10-12 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool completely
Now begins the fun!
"He's quiet. He's sweet. And if he give you any crap, you can bite his head off."
Happy Holidays! xoxox amy