Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Totally Fun Gingerbread
The Kids had a ball doing these.
For icing I used the same icing as I did for the Sugar Cookies see recipe here and decorator gels I bought at Golda's...NOT a good idea. They work really well but don't dry well so....it's taking forever to set. This morning some are still sticky. The icing is fine, just don't use the gels.
3 cups Flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2/3 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
Stir together, flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and set aside.
Beat butter, add brown sugar, molasses and beat until combined. Add in the egg and mix well. Add in the flour mixture slowly and mix until just combined.
Divide dough in half, cover, and refridgerate for about an hour or so. Roll to 1/4 " thick on floured surface and cut out your various cookies.
Bake at 375 for 6-7 minutes. Lightly greased cookie sheets or parchment papered.
Have fun painting them with the kidlets. That's all I got for you at the moment. Have a few more I"m going to try this week I think. All of these recipes freeze really well.