It’s THAT time of the year and we can’t hide our excitement any longeeeer!!Holiday season at it’s finest!Kitchen is always busy,smells like cinnamon and love,and my son is hyper-happy!It is everything i adore!
Family tradition is of making Christmas cookies is our favourite and every year we spice it up a bit more!This year we made classic Ginger bread cookies!It is absolutely adorable when you kids still believe fully in Santa so making cookies is even more magical.This year Aris wants to leave almost all of them for Santa to eat when he comes on the Christmas Eve. Awwwww!
These Ginger bread cookies are not just cute to look at!They are very tasty guys,trust me!Here is the recipe:
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup molasses
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice or cloves
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 1/2 cups of flower
- In a saucepan set over low heat, or in the microwave, melt butter, then stir in the brown sugar, molasses, salt, and spices.
- Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized mixing bowl, let it cool to lukewarm, and beat in the egg.
- Whisk the baking powder and soda into the flour, and then stir these dry ingredients into the molasses mixture.
- Divide the dough in half, and pat each half into a thick rectangle. Wrap well, and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. The dough may be sticky and hard to roll if not thoroughly chilled, so make sure it’s cold before continuing.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Get out several baking sheets; there’s no need to grease them, though lining with parchment saves effort on cleanup.
- Once the dough has chilled, take one piece of dough out of the refrigerator, and flour a clean work surface. Roll the dough 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick; the thinner you roll the dough, the crispier the cookies will be. Flour both the top and bottom of the dough if it starts to stick. Alternatively, place the dough on parchment, and put a sheet of plastic wrap over it as you roll, pulling the plastic to eliminate wrinkles as necessary when rolling; this will keep dough from sticking without the need for additional flour.
- Cut out shapes with a floured cookie cutter, cutting them as close to one another as possible to minimize waste.
- Transfer the cookies to ungreased cookie sheets (or, if you’ve rolled right onto the parchment, remove the dough scraps between the cookies). Bake the cookies just until they’re slightly brown around the edges 8 to 12 minutes, or until they feel firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for several minutes, or until they’re set. Transfer them to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Decorate the cookies with Royal Icing
Wow,this is so exciting!Take a look how we decorated it!Happy Holidays Guys!