Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend, and got some Christmas shopping/wrapping done! Only two more weekends left!
In the spirit of the season, I thought I would share a recipe for Gingerbread Cookies, from the Canadian Living website.
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup cooking molasses
- 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
Divide into thirds; shape into flat rectangles. Wrap each and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
Between parchment paper, roll out each rectangle to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. With floured 5-inch (12 cm) gingerbread person, snowflake or other shape of cutter, cut out cookies. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets.
Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until firm to the touch and light golden on edges, about 15 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.You can leave them plain, or pipe some icing with sprinkles or candy!
Mmmm – enjoy!Source : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010