Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas: Gingerbread: Gingerbread Cookies

I love gingerbread cookies, but I love them when they are on the softer side.  A friend shared this recipe with me a few years ago, and it quickly flew to one of my favorite cookie recipes.  Last Christmas, I made gingebread men, and I invited the girls in my family over to decorate each cookie to look like the members of my family.  These were my 'place settings' for Christmas dinner.  A bucket of sprinkles, a couple of tubes of piping gel, and we had a lot of laughs. This year, I made a little batch (to go with tomorrow's post).  I kept it simple and just gave them some little chocolate sprinkle buttons.
Here is the recipe for My Favorite Gingerbread Cookie
Ingredients:  2/3 c. shortening, 1 1/4 c. sugar, 2 T. molasses, 2 eggs, *2 T sour milk, 1 t. soda, 3 c. flour, 1 t. salt, 1 t. baking powder, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. ginger, 1/2 t. nutmeg
*To make sour milk, add 1 T. of vinegar to 1 c. of mik.  (Make sure you only had 2 T. of this to the batter, the first time I made this, I added the whole cup...oops)
Instructions:
1.  Cream shortening and sugar
2.  Add eggs and molasses
3.  Add sour milk in which soda has been dissolved
4.  Add flour that has been sifted with salt, baking powder, and spices
5.  Roll, cut, and place on greased baking sheet. 
6.  Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes. 
Makes about 16 4 inch gingerbread men.
Linking To:
12 Crafts Until Christmas
Krafty Kat
Trendy Treehouse
It's a Blog Party

7 comments:

malia said...

ok girl i am trying this... i've had bad experiences with gingerbread men in the past... J

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

I love making gingerbread cookies for Christmas. It's a great tradition!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Think about adding this recipe to the traditions round up. It would be a great addition.

http://twelvecraftstillchristmas.blogspot.com/2010/11/twelve-plus-days-of-traditions.html

Yes, I realize that I just commented, but I'm slow and didn't think about inviting you to do that until after I left the comment.

Krafty Kat said...

I am definately saving this recipe! Haven't had real gingerbread men since I was little! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Holiday Hookup!

Jami said...

mmmm...I love gingerbread cookies!

Delina said...

I have never tried gingerbread before but here it goes!!

DANA said...

I really like this post! I would love for you to come over and link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party that started tonight! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-party-giveaway-and-another-winner.html