Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gingerbread Men and Christmas Gift Guide

time to make Christmas cookies!
1/4 c. softened butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. molasses
3 1/2 c. flour
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/4-1/3 c. water

cream your butter and brown sugar together

it's good and creamed when it is all incorporated together and starts to form a ball

add your molasses. if you spray your measuring cup with a non stick spray, it will pour easier.

mix together. don't taste, molasses is yucky. wait till it is gingerbread.

sift your dry ingredients together.

mix your flour mix into your wet mix in 4 steps with water in between.

it will be crumbly, but knead it to a ball. you can do it.

if it won't come together, add a tiny bit more water till it comes together, not sticky.

roll your dough out onto a floured work surface.

roll, roll, roll. the cookie does puff slightly when baked, so if you want a thin cookie, roll 1/8 in thin.

cut with your cookie cutters.

have fun!

these star wars cookie cutters would make a great gift as well!

oh yeah, bake at 350 degrees F. 10-20 minutes, depending on the thickness and hardness of your cookie. so watch them!

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