The recipe is at the bottom of the post if you're interested. It makes a very puffy, soft and light brown gingerbread cookie, (not dry and brittle) a little bit like the Gingerbread Man in Shrek except mine never talked!
After "resting" in the refrigerator for two hours, it's time to roll the gingerbread dough. Let the fun begins!! I start by rolling the dough very thin.
Transfer the shapes onto parchment paper then I push the edges towards the center to make the cookie thicker. Flatten out any big bumps.
Then I roll the dough very thick like a quarter inch thick or more!
To bake them like this is to ask for burnt cookies. So after I pulled the shape out of the dough, I roll it again.
This process will flatten the cookie and make a larger and taller cookie.
The boys call her the Ghost from PacMan video games lol. I mean just look at her!! Anyway, that's how we do Gingerbread Cookies at my place. I know we are adults and should not play with our food but ... noooot at my house!! LOL Now, if you will excuse me, there is a cookie decorating party going on and I am invited. Hope I haven't ruined lunch for you.
Until next time ... (I promise it will be about quilts! )
Gingerbread Man recipe
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
2 3/4 cup floor
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (I only put a dash or two)
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Heat oven at 350F. Beat butter and brown sugar. Add egg, molasses and water while beating. Combine the rest of the ingredients and add to the first mixture. Mix well. Refrigerate for 2 hours or over night.
Roll the dough to 1/8 inch thick a little at a time. Using cookie cutter, remove shapes and set on cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Let cool completely before decorating.
Gives about 2 dozens.