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68312_10152302935455473_936405683_nThe house Smells Heavenly! We are baking our first batches of Gingerbread. A classic Holiday recipe in our home brings lots of smiles and warms up the house. These are sooo good with a cup of Coffee for us big kids and for the little people here at home some hot Cocoa. We have made three dozen. As tradition, we enjoy our cookies together while we read the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ by Jim Aylesworth.

Gingerbread cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus some extra for rolling)
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter at room temp.
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses unsulfured
  • 1 large egg
  • decorations of choice (sprinkles, icing etc..)

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
With an electric beater in another bowl, beat in the brown sugar and butter till smooth. Beat in the molasses and egg. Turn the beater to low and beat together your cream mixture with the flour mixture until a firm dough forms.

Take your dough and split it up and wrap in some parchment paper to refrigerate 1-2 hours.  Preheat your oven at 350, place your cold dough on a floured surface and roll out about 1/8 inches thick. Cut out your gingerbread shapes and place on lined cookie sheets. I then take the cookie tray and place in the fridge again about 20minutes once firm again decorate before placing in the hot oven. Bake 10-18 minutes till edges start to brown. transfer to cooling rack before storing in air sealed container.

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“Run run run as fast as you can, You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!”

MunchkinHappy 🙂

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